HC Deb 21 April 1890 vol 343 cc960-1
MR. ROWNTREE (Scarborough)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland if, in view of his statement to the House on 21st July, 1887, that the equitable Clauses of the Land Bill then under consideration formed an "expeditious method of applying the principle of a sliding scale so as to obtain a temporary remission of rents until the purchase scheme can be carried," the Government propose the continuance of any such provisions in favour of tenants whose landlords decline to treat for the sale of their holdings, under the Land Purchase Act?


The provisions of the Act of 1887 referred to were intended to meet a temporary necessity. The principle of a sliding scale for judicial rents would seem to have little connection with a scheme of land purchase.