HC Deb 26 February 1906 vol 152 cc767-8
MR. J. P. Farrell (Longford, N.)

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether his attention has been called to the language used by Sub-Commissioner M'Elligott when valuing tenants' holdings in county Longford; and whether he will direct an inquiry into the fitness of this gentleman to give an impartial decision as between landlord and tenant in the fixing of fair rents in Ireland.

(Answered by Mr. Bryce.) The Land Commission are not aware of any complaint as to language used by Mr. M'Elligot when valuing tenants' holdings. Any complaints on the subject should be brought to the knowledge of the Land Commission. As regards the question of impartiality, I may point out that the decisions of the Sub-Commission Court are subject to appeal.