HC Deb 14 March 1887 vol 312 cc195-6
MR. W. J. CORBET (Wicklow, E.)

asked the First Lord of the Treasury, If his attention has been called to the Minutes of Evidence taken by the Royal Commission on the Land Acts (Ireland), on the subject of evictions; whether he has noticed the following Question (16,480), put by Sir James Caird to Sir Redvers Buller:— Do you desire some Court that should have power of staying evictions, or that discretion should be given to an existing Court, which, upon satisfactory proof to it, that Court should be enabled to stay evictions, to which Sir Redvers Buller replied in the affirmative; and, whether, in view of the sufferings entailed on helpless women and children by being evicted from their homes in winter time, some means can be devised to put a stop to evictions temporarily, or at least till fine weather approaches?

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

The Government have under their consideration the provisions of a Bill dealing with certain aspects of the Irish Land Question; but they are not at present prepared to enter into any details, or make any statement on the subject.