§ MR. GINNELL
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether, in view of the increasing number and urgency of complaints against the amounts of judicial rents, he will produce a specimen paper, illustrating the actual practice of the Land Commissioners and Sub-Commissioners, especially their treatment of improvements, the comparative scale of prices of farm produce and of labour in the particular district with which they are dealing during the preceding fifteen years, and the method of using the scale in ascertaining what the judicial rent ought to be.
I am informed that the practice of the Land Commission and of the Sub-Commission Courts in fixing judicial rents, the treatment of improvements, and other matters referred to in the Question, is governed by the various Land Law Acts, the rules prescribed by those Acts, and the numerous judicial decisions interpreting the law as to the 1109 fixing of fair rents. The schedule attached to the order in each case, commonly called the pink schedule, gives the information the hon. Member requires as fully as it can be given. These schedules can be obtained in every case by either of the parties.
§ MR. GINNELL
Can hon. Members have a copy of the rules and instructions issued to the Commissioners?
The regulations have already been laid on the Table and are available to hon. Members, There will be no difficulty about supplying copies of the instructions.