HC Deb 02 August 1904 vol 139 c535

On behalf of the hon. Member for the Birr Division of King's County, I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that in the appeal cases from King's county, heard in Dublin on the 28th April, and in which judgment was delivered on the 21st June, the Land Commission raised all the rents fixed by the Sub-Commissioners; and, if so, can he state on what basis those increases were made.


The Land Commission Court decides judicially in each case after hearing the evidence of the parties, upon consideration of the report of the valuers, and of all the circumstances of the case, holding, and district.


May I ask if the wholesale raising of rent is one of the results of the retirement of Mr. Murrough O'Brien?