HC Deb 05 April 1887 vol 313 c504
MR. T. E. ELLIS (Merionethshire)

asked the First Lord of the Treasury, Whether the Government is prepared to afford to the tenant farmers of Wales facilities to buy their holdings by means of Government loans, on terms similar to those which the Government makes to landlords to redeem the tithe rent-charge upon the land?

THE FIRST LORD (Mr. W. H. SMITH) (Strand, Westminster)

No, Sir; no representations have yet been made to Her Majesty's Government, by either owners or occupiers, which would lead them to believe that any special facilities are desired, or are necessary, to enable the owner to sell, or the tenant to buy, his holding in Wales, and they are not, therefore, prepared to sanction any exceptional land legislation for Wales.