§ MR. BLANE (Armagh, S.)
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether tenants holding-leases renewable for over under middlemen to Trinity College, Dublin, can have their rents adjusted by the Irish Land Law Bill when passed, and if such tenants be debarred, as they would seem 1349 to be by a recent decision which held them to be perpetuity leaseholders, would the Government amend it for the benefit of those poor people; and, in ease of those Trinity College middlemen who have not given leases to their tenants, but would hold them to specific performance by a promise to take out lease after the passage of the 14 & 15 Vict. c. 28, s. 29, would the Government take care that such tenants should not be deprived of the benefits of the Land Act by the action of Trinity College or their middlemen?
§ THE PARLIAMENTARY UNDER SECRETARY (Colonel KING-HARMAN) (Kent, Isle of Thanet)
(who replied) said: Persons holding under perpetuity leases could not apply for a fair rent any more than other leaseholders. The Bill now before Parliament does not apply to leases in perpetuity. Where a lease has not been given, but the tenant can be compelled to take one, he is in the same position as if he had a lease in fact.