MR. JUSTIN M'CARTHY
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, In reference to a reply to a Question put on the 24th November, why the Sub-Commissioners could not hear, at the December sittings at Longford, more than 44 cases, listed, considering that several of these cases are already settled; whether, in the event of more than 100 cases transferred last March, at the landlord's instance, from the County Court to the Sub-Commission, not being heard and decided before the 1st May 1885, the landlord may, after that date, insist on prompt payment of a full year's rent, from May 1884, at the old rent, though the judicial 615 rent would commence at that date if fixed by the County Court last March; and, whether, in such case, the tenants could recover the rent paid in excess, if any; and, if not, how can the suitors be saved from suffering by the delay?
§ MR. CAMPBELL-BANNERMAN
It is the practice of the Commissioners, in fixing the number of cases to be listed for hearing at a particular sitting, to allow a margin for probable settlements out of Court. With regard to the problematic part of the Question which follows, the Commissioners' Rule No. 65, which is already before the House, appears to afford an answer.