§ MR. REYNOLDS (Tyrone, E.)
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether he would suggest to the Irish Land Commission the expediency of suspending legal proceedings against the 47 glebe purchasers in arrear, pending the decision to be arrived at by the Government on the question of legislation in relief of that class of tenants?
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY (Sir MICHAEL HICKS-BEACH) (Bristol, W.)
This is a matter rather for the Treasury than for me to decide; but I should not think that the suggestion of the hon. Member could be adopted, for the position of the 47 tenants in question is such that I do not see how they could be relieved from it by any legislation in relief of glebe purchasers generally.