HC Deb 07 June 1888 vol 326 c1410
MR. MARUM (Kilkenny, N.)

asked the First Lord of the Treasury, Whether he is aware that the Board of Public Works (Ireland) have recently adopted a Rule suspending payments of instalments of land improvement advances where only one year's rent is due by the occupier, although it is customary to have a running gale upon such holdings, and hitherto there had been no stoppage of payments under such circumstances; and, whether, in view of the agricultural depression and the necessity for affording industrial employment, he will have the old practice reverted to?


I am informed that the Board of Works has made no recent Rule such as that referred to; but the established practice is when there is no hanging gale to refuse to issue instalments after a year's rent is due, but when there is a hanging gale it is always recognized by the Board, and due allowance made for it.