§ MR. J. P. FARRELL
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieute- 450 nant of Ireland whether he can state the number of cases now listed for hearing before sub-commission and county courts in the Unions of Cavan and Bawnboy; and whether there have been complaints made to him of the delay in having these cases disposed of.
§ MR. G. W. BALFOUR
There are 552 applications to fix fair rents from the Union of Cavan, 129 from that portion of Bawnboy situate in County Cavan, and 124 from that portion of the same union situate in County Leitrim, that have not as yet been listed for hearing. A Sub-Commission has been engaged almost continuously for nearly two years in the disposal of lists containing cases from the Union of Cavan, and a sitting was held at that town on the 20th, 21st and 22nd instant, for the further hearing of cases from that union. As regards the disposal of cases from the Union of Bawnboy, a Sub-Commission was working in the district from the beginning of last December till the middle of May, and it is probable that a new list for that district will be issued in the course of the next couple of months. I am in communication with the Clerks of the Peace as to the number of applications pending in the county courts of Cavan and Leitrim.