HC Deb 09 October 1912 vol 42 cc357-8W

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether, in view of the existence of foot-and-mouth disease in the county of Fermanagh and seeing that fairs are not permitted to be held and cattle cannot be removed or sold, and that the farmers are being processed by the Land Commission for the annuities, which they are unable to meet in consequence of being unable to sell their cattle, he will urge the Land Commission not to proceed with the processes at the coming Court of Quarter Sessions but adjourn to the January Sessions, so that people may be enabled to dispose of their stock in the meantime?


The Land Commission are bound to enforce the prompt payment of land purchase annuities, and cannot delay the taking of the necessary legal proceedings for their recovery.