§ MR. BIGGAR
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether he is aware that, on the property of F. O'Beirne, esquire, a minor, in county Leitrim, the tenants entered their cases to fix judicial rents in January last and their cases have not yet been heard; if the above facts are correct, whether he can account for the delay; whether he is aware that the tenants have been already served with writs for the rent due on the 1st instant, although they remitted the amount on the 14th instant, and the rents are double the Government valuation; and, if these facts are correct, whether or not the tenants are entitled to any redress?
§ MR. TREVELYAN
I have frequently explained to the House, in answer to similar Questions, that cases are listed for hearing in the order of their receipt in the office of the Land Commission, and that any delay in hearing any particular case arises from the fact that a number of cases having priority have first to be disposed of. No information has reached the Land Commissioners of writs having been served on the tenants referred to in the Question. The Government valuation in the cases is £164 15s., and the rents £293 1s. 6d.