HC Deb 25 April 1887 vol 313 cc1795-6
MR. MARUM (Kilkenny, N.)

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether the Government, notwithstanding the text of the measure, intend to include perpetuity leaseholders, otherwise excluded from the Land Bill, within the provisions substituting a written notice for the execution of an ejectment for non-payment of rent; whether it is intended to include likewise lessees under judicial or other rents exceeding £50 outside equitable relief; and, whether he is aware that at Common Law a landlord will be entitled, at any moment after the receipt of such written notice by the tenant, peaceably to enter the tenant's house and premises and take possession, and without any process of law, or any summons under the Act of 1860?


(who replied): The Government intend that the written notice, mentioned in Clause 4 of the Irish Land Bill, shall apply to all holdings which are agricultural and pastoral in their character, irrespective of what the amount of their rents may be, and whether they are held in perpetuity or not. As the notice will have the effect of placing the tenant in the position of a caretaker, the landlord will, after the service thereof, have the same right which he has under the present law, of resuming possession of the holding if the caretaker consents thereto, or abandons such possession.