§ House went into Committee.
§ Clause 1 was postponed.
§ Clauses from 2 to 12 agreed to.
§ On Clause 13,
§ MR. P. SCROPE
said, that by the Bill as it at present stood, if the company purchased an estate on which there were farms of less than 30 acres in extent, they would have to get rid of those occupying tenants before they could sell the land. Remembering that nine-tenths of the farms of Ireland were under thirty acres, he thought the principle was so important that he should take the souse of the House upon it.
§ On the question that the word "occupier" stand part of the clause, the House divided:—Ayes 51; Noes 3: Majority 48.
|List of theAYES.|
|Adair, R. A. S.||Henley, J. W.|
|Arkwright, G.||Hobhouse, T. B.|
|Armstrong, R. B.||Howard, P. H.|
|Baldwin, C. B.||Ingestre, Visct.|
|Blackall, S. W.||Jervis, Sir. J.|
|Brown, W.||Jones, Capt.|
|Buck, L. W.||Langston, J. H.|
|Buller, Sir J. Y.||Lockhart, W.|
|Buller, C.||M'Cullagh, W. T.|
|Clements, hon. C. S.||Marshall, J. G.|
|Drumlanrig, Visct.||Norreys, Sir D. J.|
|Duckworth, Sir J. T. B.||Palmer, R.|
|Duncan, G.||Pigott, F.|
|Duncuft, J.||Pinney, W.|
|Dunne, F. P.||Ricardo, O.|
|Ebrington, Visct.||Seymour, Lord|
|Fagan, W.||Somerville, rt. hn. Sir W.|
|Ferguson, Sir R. A.||Spooner, R.|
|FitzPatrick, rt. hn. J. W.||Thornely, T.|
|Fortescue, C.||Vane, Lord H.|
|Fox, R. M.||Vesey, hon. T.|
|French, F.||Wall, C. B.|
|Fuller, A. E.||Watkins, Col.|
|Gladstone, rt. hn. W. E.||Wyvill, M.|
|Grace, O. D. J.||TELLERS.|
|Greene, J.||Monsell, W.|
|Hall, Sir B.||Stafford, A.|
|List of the NOES.|
|Crawford, W. S.||TELLERS.|
|Thompson, Col.||O'Connor, F.|
|Wilson, M.||Scrope, P.|
§ Clause agreed to.
§ House resumed.
§ Committee to sit again.