HC Deb 05 July 1900 vol 85 cc643-4

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that in the matter of Section 47 of the Land Law (Ireland) Act, 1896, and of Lord Rathdonnel, landlord, Margaret M'Manus, former tenant, in the case of an application made in October, 1896, to the Land Commission to act as mediators under Section 47 of the Land Law (Ireland) Act, 1896, and where the landlord failed to lodge his objection thereto within the prescribed time, and did not in fact do so until the 5th February, 1897, the Land Commission, by an order dated the 23rd July, 1897, ordered that the landlord's notice of objection should be dealt with as served within the prescribed time; whether the Land Commission have power to make such order; and whether, if the landlord is prevented by disability from lodging his objection, it is competent for the Land Commission to receive it from another person.


The ruling of the Land Commission in the case in question, which has been the subject of much legal controversy, has been upheld on appeal to the House of Lords.