HC Deb 07 July 1881 vol 263 c254

asked the First Lord of the Treasury, If it is his intention to make any provision for the repayment to Irish landlords, the rental of whose estates may be diminished by the action of the Court proposed to be created by the Irish Land Bill, of a proportionate amount of the Succession Duty paid by them on succeeding to real estates in Ireland since 1870?


, in reply, said, he was not prepared to return any amount of the Succession Duty paid by Irish landlords on succeeding to their estates. The duty was fixed on the most lenient conditions, and was not liable to be returned according to the subsequent depreciation or decrease of value in the property.