§ MR. M'CARTAN
I beg to ask Mr. Attorney General for Ireland, with refer- 98 ence to the appeals against the amount of the value of several holdings on the estate of the Earl of Gosford, whether the appeals were made to the Chief Commissioner's Court against the amount of the true value fixed by the Sub-Commissioners; whether the law, as at present, obliges the Land Commission to fix a less amount for the true value than the price which the tenant could by competition obtain in the open market: whether he is aware that, in the cases of Robert Carlyle, Stevenson, Glenny, and Patterson, the gross amount of £765 fixed by the Sub-Commissioners was reduced by the Chief Commissioner to £520: and whether the tenants have any remedy or are entitled to any compensation for the large sum of which they have been thus deprived by the Appeal Land Commission.
§ MR. ATKINSON (for Mr. G. W. BALFOUR)
It has been found necessary to refer this question to the Judicial and other Commissioners by whom the cases mentioned were heard, and if the hon. Member will repeat the question on Tuesday next I hope to lie then in a position to reply to it.