§ MR. JAMES O'KELLY (Roscommon N.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that some 500 tenants on the Murphy and De Freyne estates, in the county Roscommon, have recently served notices to have a fair rent fixed; and, if so, whether he will urge the Land Commission to take steps to expedite the hearing of cases in distressed districts; and whether he will recommend the Land Commission to immediately detach special Sub-Commissioners to deal with the De Freyne and Murphy estates.
§ MR. WYNDHAM
All fair rent applications from these districts, lodged before the 1st January, were heard on the 2nd and 3rd instant. Some 200 applications have been received since the 1st January, and a Sub-Commission will be sent down to hear them as soon as arrangements can be made.
§ MR. JOHN REDMOND
In view of the peculiar circumstances connected with this district, will the right hon. Gentleman communicate to the Land Commissioners his desire to have these cases tried as soon as possible?