§ MR. J. P. FARRELL
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that a Land Commission Court was to have held a sitting in Longford, beginning its cases on Monday last, but at the last moment the sitting was postponed; could he explain why it was postponed; is he aware that much dissatisfaction exists in County Longford over the delay in hearing these cases; and can anything be done to expedite them.
§ MR. G. W. BALFOUR
The proposed sitting at Longford was postponed for the reason notified to the parties interested, viz., that the services of the lay Assistant Commissioner who had been allocated for duty in Longford were urgently required for pressing work in connection with the Land Purchase Department. The Commissioners will arrange for the taking up of the list referred to at as early a date as the existing arrangements of the sub-commissions will permit of.