§ Order for Second Reading read.
§ MR. T. M. HEALY
This is a most useful Bill, introduced in the interest of the new tenant proprietors under the Ashbourne Act. It is a proposal entirely in the interest of small owners, and, much as I differ from the Attorney General for Ireland, I am forced to express my acknowledgement to him for this useful measure. Without pledging myself to details I think my hon. Friend would do well to allow the Second Reading to pass.
§ MR. M. HEALY (Cork)
I concur in all that has been said by my hon. relative. It is an excellent, Bill, and badly wanted by the small tenant owners.
§ MR. A. O'CONNOR
The fundamental principle of the Bill is unquestionably right, but it is different to anything which at present obtains in this country. It would be very useful to watch the operation of it, but at the same time there would be considerable inconvenience in having two systems working side by side. As applied to the whole of Ireland, there might be much to be said for the Bill, but, valuable as it may 1691 be, I do not think we are called upon to take the Second Reading without discussion ofter 12 o'clock.
§ Second Reading deferred till tomorrow.