§ MR. MAURICE HEALY (Cork)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that only one sitting of a Sub-commission for the hearing of fair rent applications has been held in the Cork Union during the present year, and that at that sitting no case was listed in which the notice was served later than December, 1898; and whether any steps will be taken to expedite the hearing of pending fair rent applications.
§ MR. G. W. BALFOUR
The most recent list of fair rent applications for hearing in the County Cork contains all cases from the union of Cork in which 1063 the applications were received prior to Christmas 1898. A Sub-commission has sat in Cork upon two occasions during the present year. There are only forty-one cases from that district received to the present date which have not yet been listed for hearing.