HC Deb 13 February 1880 vol 250 cc591-2

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland, If he will lay upon the Table, on as early day as possible, a Return giving the names of those landlords who have applied for loans in anticipation of the passing of the Relief of Distress (Ireland) Bill, the names of those to whom advances have already been made, and the locality where their property is situated; and, whether he will suspend the giving of further advances to landlords till the Bill has received the sanction of Parliament?


A Return containing the information which the hon. Member asks for was ordered on Tuesday last by the House, and will, I hope, be in the hands of Members shortly. I may remark that the Relief of Distress (Ireland) Bill having received the unanimous approval of the House on the Second Reading last night, I shall not feel justified in entertaining any doubts as to its receiving the sanction of Parliament, nor in any way suspending the action that has already been taken in giving advances to landlords.