HC Deb 17 March 1890 vol 342 cc982-3
MR. T. M. HEALY (Longford, N.)

I beg to ask the Attorney General for Ireland whether his attention has been drawn to the fact that, in spite of the words of the Eviction Section of the Land Act of 1887, that "Every person served with the writ or process in ejectment, who, at the time of the service of the notice shall be in possession of the land," should receive a copy of the eviction notice, the Judges made a rule that a copy should only be served on the tenant, and that, in consequence of this rule, the Queen's Bench held in the case of "Webb v. Cronin," that where the nominal tenant was in Australia the real tenant who had previously redeemed the land and paid rent need not be served with the eviction notice, which decision is unappealable, and do the Government intend to allow the law to remain in this condition, when the Act itself plainly provides for service on every person in possession who was served with the writ as Cronin was?


I have only seen a newspaper report of this case. I will inquire into the matter, and, if necessary, will communicate with the Lord Chancellor and answer the question on a future day.