HC Deb 22 June 1899 vol 73 c282
MR. FLAVIN (Kerry, N.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland if he is aware that great dissatisfaction prevails in many portions of Ireland owing to the way in which properties under the jurisdiction of the Land Judge's Court are managed; whether numerous complaints and applications have been made to explain delay in the selling and transferring of the property to the tenants; whether the creditors have in many cases, as stated by Judge Ross, been ruined and left desolate by delays in realisation and payment of incumbrances; and whether some means cannot be devised by which a more expeditious and satisfactory transfer of property can be made to tenants purchasing from the court.


I have referred this question to the Land Judge, who does not consider that the generalities contained in the first and second paragraphs require any comment from him. As regards the remainder of the question, I understand that on several occasions the learned judge has felt compelled to comment strongly on the delays of solicitors in the transaction of business, and that he has intimated that such delays, in future, will be visited upon the delinquent in the shape of a disallowance of portion of his costs.