§ MR. M'CARTAN (Down, S.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether ho is aware of the universal feeling of leaseholders of agricultural holdings in Ireland in favour of the Leaseholders (Ireland) Bill, introduced by the hon. Member for the Scotland Division of Liverpool, and on the Orders of the Day for Second Reading to-morrow; and whether, considering the resolutions in support of the object of the Bill which 50 have been passed in almost every district in Ulster, he will now consent to afford facilities for passing this Bill into law during the present Session?
§ MR. A. J. BALFOUR
I have nothing to add to that I said in answer to the Member for the Scotland Division, namely, that, apart from other objections, I think a conclusive objection to the suggestion is to be found in the present state of public business.