§ MR. HALPIN (Clare, W.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that when one of the Land Commission's inspectors went to inspect the lands of Patrick M'Gann, of Kilmaleg, he declined the request of the tenant to inspect the worst part of the farm; whether the landlady appealed to the decision of the lower Court and that, on account of the bad portion of the land not being inspected, the rent was increased by £1 5s.; and whether, seeing that inspections of this kind are giving general dissatisfaction, he proposes to take any action in the matter.
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY FOR IRELAND (Mr. BIRRELL,) Bristol, N.
The Land Commission inform me that in the case referred to in the Question a judicial rent was fixed by the Land Commission Court of Appeal under Section 88 of the Irish Land Act, 1903. The lay assessor who acted upon the appeal in this case reports that he visited every field on the farm when making his inspection.