HC Deb 16 June 1904 vol 136 c280
MR. T. W. RUSSELL (Tyrone, S.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland how many fair-rent appeals stand for hearing in county Monaghan; when the Land Commissioners last sat there for the purpose of hearing appeals; and whether it is proposed to take any steps to expedite the decisions in such cases.


1,360 appeals, representing about 1,000 cases, are pending from county Monaghan. The Land Commission last sat there for the hearing of fair-rent appeals on the 10th March, 1903, and following days. A sitting is fixed to be held at Monaghan on the 12th July. Owing to the claims of other districts the Commissioners have been unable to arrange more frequent sittings at Monaghan.


Seeing that some of these appeals have been suspended for three or four years, cannot something be done to expedite them?


I believe the Commissioners are doing their best to deal with these cases.