§ MR. KILBRIDE
On behalf of the honourable Member for South Down, I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland if he will state what number of fair rent appeals were disposed of by the Chief Commission at its last sitting in Belfast; and in how many cases were the judicial rents reduced or increased respectively?
§ MR. GERALD BALFOUR
There were 95 cases on the list to be disposed of by the Commissioners at their last silting at Belfast. In 57 of these cases the rents fixed by the Sub-Commissioners were affirmed, in 22 cases they were increased, and in two cases they were reduced. Of the remaining cases three were withdrawn, two were struck out, three were settled by mutual agreement between the parties, and one case stands adjourned.