§ MR. T. W. RUSSELL (Tyrone, S.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether the test case submitted to Mr. Justice Mere-dith by the Estates Commissioners on the true construction of Section 5 of the Land Purchase Act of 1903 has been heard in the absence of the tenant purchaser; and whether no notice of the hearing was served upon him, although Mr. Justice Meredith directed that it should be done.
§ MR. WALTER LONG
The case referred to is still sub judice, and, following the invariable practice, I must decline to discuss it through the medium of a Question.
§ Mr. WALTER LONG
I have nothing to do with that. It is a matter for the Judge, and I have no right to discuss his action.