HC Deb 09 July 1902 vol 110 c1202
MR. JAMES O'CONNOR (Wicklow, W.)

I bog to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that the agents of two owners of laud at Kilcoagh and Kilbaylet, in West Wicklow, called upon the tenants and asked them to sign consents to have their second term routs fixed by two valuators; that the tenants signed the papers, and that the valuators fixed the rents on all the tenants, eight in number, at an average increase of 22.½ per cent, on the judicial rents fixed in 1887; and whether, in view of the fact that the tenants have served notice requiring the cases to be hoard, the Land Commission will, as soon as convenient, appoint Sub-Commissioners to investigate the cases with a view to fixing fair rents.


In these eases the parties agreed to refer the fixing of fair rents for second statutory terms to Court Valuers. The tenants in each case have served notices requiring a hearing. According to practice the cases will be hoard by the Commissioners themselves on the first opportunity, but may be delegated by them to a Sub-Commission.