HC Deb 01 December 1884 vol 294 cc364-5

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether he has any objection to lay upon the Table of the House a Copy of the lease made between the Government and the Governor and Company of the Bank of Ireland of the houses lately occupied by the Lords and Commons of Ireland?


The Bank premises were purchased by the Bank on the 27th of August, 1803. The interest purchased was a leasehold interest; but the Bank, in 1845, purchased the fee from the representatives of the lessor. The title deeds are in the possession of the Bank authorities, and not under the control of the Irish Government.


May I ask the right hon. Gentleman, whether, in view of the course of events in Ireland, the Government will see the advisability of arranging with the Governors of the Bank of Ireland for the surrender of the lease?

[No reply.]