HC Deb 16 August 1883 vol 283 cc710-1

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether it is the fact that Jasper Robert Joly, of 38, Rathmines Road, Dublin, in the leases granted to his tenants has reserved rents sixty per cent. and over in excess of the rents actually paid, this excess being in the nature of a penalty; whether the said J. R. Joly, when joining with Noon and several others of his tenants in making applications under the Arrears Act, applied for and was paid the penalties in addition to the ordinary rent; and, if so, what is the amount paid to him in respect thereof; and, whether the Act contains any provision for the payment of penalties to landlords; and, if not, what steps will be taken for their recovery?


, in reply, said, he had received a telegram from the Land Commissioners, stating that they had disposed of the case on the evidence adduced before them, and that they had no knowledge of the circumstances mentioned in the Question?


said, he was ready to place the documents on the matter in the hands of the right hon. Gentleman.