asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ire- 1762 land, Whether the Government will take into consideration the claims of purchasers under the Land Acts of 1870 and 1881 who desire to be placed in the same position as purchasers under the Land Purchase Act, 1885?
THE CHIEF SECRETARY (Mr. JOHN MORLEY)
I may remind the hon. Member that when the Land Purchase Bill was passing through Committee an Amendment was moved with the same object as this Question, and was supported by the present Attorney General for Ireland, but opposed by the late Government. The proposal is one that requires a good deal of consideration, and is rather a matter for the Treasury than for the Irish Government.