HC Deb 27 July 1866 vol 184 c1614

said, he would beg to ask the right hon. Member for South Lancashire, Whether he wishes it to be understood to be his apprehension of what is the law of England as between landlord and tenant, that a tenant, under any circumstances whatever, can claim and obtain compensation from the landlord for the value of any building permanently attached to the soil, which he may have erected on the land held by him, without the consent of the landlord?


in reply, said, he felt greatly indebted to the hon. Gentleman for having so distinctly recognized him (Mr. Gladstone) as an authority on the English law as he had done by the question just asked. The answer to that question would be simply this. That in the words he had used the other night, which were principally quoted from the speech of Lord Derby in 1845, he did not make any reference, either expressly or by implication, so far as he could recollect, to the case of buildings, but he had spoken of improvements generally without entering into the matter with reference to buildings.