HC Deb 30 March 1905 vol 143 cc1698-9
MR. GILHOOLY (Cork County, W.)

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether his attention has been called to the inconvenience the small occupiers of land in the Castle-town Berehaven district have been subjected to by the action of the Sub-Land Commissioners, who recently held a sitting of their Court at Bantry, thereby causing some of the occupiers referred to to travel forty miles to have their cases heard; whether he has received a resolution from the Castletown Berehaven District Council in connection with this matter; and whether in future he will take steps to have a sitting of the Land Commission Court held at Castletown Berehaven.

(Answered by Mr. Walter Long.) The sittings of the Sub-Commissioners are fixed by the Land Commission, with due regard to the general convenience of all the parties interested, and the time at the disposal of the Sub-Commissioners. No complaint was made at the recent sittings at Bantry of the nature referred to in the Question, and I have no power to intervene in the matter as suggested. The Land Commission, however, are always prepared to meet, as far as is possible, the expressed desire of the various parties, and I have communicated to them the resolution of the district council.