HC Deb 06 March 1882 vol 267 c186

asked the Secretary to the Treasury, Whether instructions have been given to Mr. Attorney General for Ireland, by the Commissioners of Woods and Forests, to proceed against any of the landowners of Ireland, whose rents have been withheld by their tenants, for the amount of Crown or quit rent due by them?


Sir, in cases where the persons liable have pleaded inability to pay, or have tendered a portion of the arrears due on account of quit rent to the Crown in Ireland, the time for payment has been extended. But where no satisfactory excuse has been given, or the Crown's claim is disputed, legal proceedings are being taken for recovery of the amount due.