§ Motion made and Question proposed, "That leave be given to bring in a Bill to facilitate the fixing of Judicial Rents in Ireland."—(The Solicitor General for Ireland.)
§ * THE SOLICITOR GENERAL FOR IRELAND (Mr. MADDEN, Dublin University)
On a former occasion my right hon. Friend the Chief Secretary stated the object of the Bill, which I hope in a day or two will be in the hands of hon. Members. Shortly stated, the Bill is to facilitate the fixing of judicial rents, and examination of the lands, dispensing with a hearing in open Court where both parties consent.
§ MR. MAURICE HEALY (Cork)
I beg to say I shall feel it my duty to oppose the Bill on all future stages.
§ MR. DILLWYN (Swansea Town)
May I ask under what rule are we now going on. It is past one o'clock, at which hour I always understood business should cease.
§ * MR. SPEAKER
Under the resolution passed by the House in April last, which provides that contested business being passed, the Orders of the Day shall be gone through in the usual way, and also under the First Standing Order of the House.
§ * MR. T. W. RUSSELL
May I ask cannot what is proposed in this Bill be done without legislation at all?
§ * MR. MADDEN
A Bill is necessary, and when it comes to be seen I do not think it will excite much opposition.
§ Question put, and agreed to.
§ Ordered to be brought in by Mr. Arthur Balfour and Mr. Solicitor General for Ireland.
§ Bill presented, and read first time. [Bill 368.]
§ House adjourned at a quarter after One o'clock.