§ MR. T. W. RUSSELL (Tyrone, S.)
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that in fair rent cases heard on the Powerscourt Estate, county Wicklow, in December last, the Assistant Commissioner has not yet inspected the holdings; and if he can state when the decisions will be given in such cases.
(Answered by Mr. Wyndham.) The hearing of the remainder of the cases on the list referred to, and which included one case on the Powerscourt Estate, was not taken up until the 1st February last, owing to an accident which happened to the Lay Assistant Commissioner, who on then resuming work after his illness had a considerable number of cases on hand awaiting inspection. From inquirie which have been made, it appears that notice of inspection has already been issued in the case on Lord Powerscourt's estate, and it is expected that judgment will he given in the case by an early date.