HC Deb 07 April 1859 vol 153 c1509

said, he rose to ask the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether the proposed Tenants' Compensation Bill for Ireland will be laid on the Table of the House before the Prorogation of Parliament; and also whether he has obtained any explanation with regard to the eviction of the Rev. Doctor O'Fay?


said, two Bills had been prepared—one a Leasing Powers Bill, and the other a Bill for amending the Law of Landlord and Tenant in Ireland, but it would be impossible to lay them on the Table during the present Session. At the earliest possible moment, however, after the meeting of the new Parliament they would be forthcoming. With regard to the second part of the question, such an explanation had been received.


said, he wished to know whether in substance the two Bills referred to by the noble Lord were the same as the two which had already been before the House, and whether the Government contemplate introducing a Tenants' Compensation Bill?


said, the Leasing Powers Bill was very much the same, and the second Bill included a Tenants' Compensation Clause, but of course he could not state then what the nature of the proposal would be.