§ MR. T. M. HEALY (Longford, N.)
I wish to ask the right hon. and learned Gentleman the Attorney General for Ireland, Whether he can say anything to allay the alarm and apprehension created amongst many perpetuity and other leaseholders in Ireland by the appearance of the coming measure? Is it intended to make leaseholders who have not paid a fine compulsorily present tenants, and thereby subject them to all the provisions which enable the landlord to apply to resume the holding; and is it intended to apply to leaseholders who do not desire to become present tenants?
§ THE ATTORNEY GENERAL FOR IRELAND (Mr. HOLMES) (Dublin University)
If the hon. and learned Member roads the 1st clause of the Bill he will see that it does not apply to perpetuity leaseholders,
§ MR. T. M. HEALY
Will the right hon. and learned Gentleman answer the Question? Is it intended to make leaseholders present tenants in any ease against their will, except in cases where they have paid fines for their leases; and is it intended that the landlord shall have power to apply to resume the holdings?
§ MR. HOLMES
The Question is a very complicated one, and I must ask that it shall be placed on the Paper.