§ MR. TULLY
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether the Land Commission can explain why, in the case Michael Holohan, tenant, Countess of Leitrim, landlady, tried at the Sub-Commission at Ballyconnell, on the 24th November last, an abatement of £1 2s. 9d. was allowed in the rent for reclamation, although the tenant proved he had expended £400 on this work, and whether he is aware that the tenant was rented on an acreage of 79a. 3r. 36p., although he only holds 77a. 0r. 30p., and what redress it is proposed to allow the tenant in this case.
§ MR. G. W. BALFOUR
In the case to which the question presumably refers, the judicial rent was fixed by the Sub-Commissioners after hearing the evidence offered by the landlord and tenant. The Order of the Sub-Commissioners had been appealed against by both parties, and this being so the Land Commissioners decline to make any observations upon a case at present before them for judicial decision.