HC Deb 28 February 1882 vol 266 cc1839-40

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury, If he will take it into consideration to afford relief, by extension of time for the payment of tithe rent-charge in Ireland, to persons who can show that they have not received the rents due for the gales in which tithe rent-charge is now claimed, or to accept payment thereof pro ratâ on the rents actually received?


The tithe rent-charge is payable to the Irish Church Fund. About 13 months ago the then Church Commissioners were instructed not to press for immediate payment in cases were no rent had been received by those liable for the charge, and these instructions still hold good. As this Question was only put upon the Paper last night, I inquired by telegraph from the Land Commission, and learn that steps have been taken to recover only in cases where it is believed that the rents have been paid. Where this is not the case the Commissioners do not press for payment until the rents have been collected.