HC Deb 21 March 1881 vol 259 c1506

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, What arrangement has been made to secure to the tenants who have effected drainage or other works, the money advanced by the Board of Works, and, with reference to the lands of Islandaff, barony of Duhallow, county Cork, whether he can say how much of the money advanced for those lands has been paid to the tenant, John Daly, and how much has been retained by the landlord in payment of rent; if he will inform the House the rate per English perch allowed by Board of Works' inspector, and how much per Irish perch was allowed the tenant by the landlord; and, whether the landlord who has applied for and been granted advances to supply money to the tenants has the power to refuse from the fact that the tenant is a member of the Land League?


With respect to the first Question, I have no precise information; with respect to the second, the rate allowed per English perch is 1s. 10d.; with respect to the last Question, I think the hon. Member has misinterpreted the Relief of Distress Act.