§ MR. MAURICE HEALY
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether his attention has been called to a recent resolution of the Cork Long Leaseholders Association, pointing out the grievances under which tenants excluded by the length of their leases from the benefits of the Land Act of 1887 labour; whether he can give any information to the House as to the probable number of such leaseholders in Ireland; and whether, in view of a general scheme of land purchase, the Government will now consent to admit such tenants to the right of having their rents fixed by the Land Courts?
§ MR. A. J. BALFOUR
I have received resolutions from this Association and others, but I have no information as to the number of leaseholders in the country, 888 nor do I think it possible to collect it. There is no relation between the scheme of land purchase and the fixing of judicial rents.