HC Deb 28 March 1890 vol 343 c162
MR. JOHN ELLIS (Nottingham, Rushcliffe)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether the term "net rental," used on page 3, Return C. 5879, Session 1889, and also on page 3, Return C. 5978 Session 1890, of the Sales of Land (Ireland), has the same meaning as that given to it in his speech in introducing the Land Purchase Bill; and, if not, what is its meaning?


Net rent, as used by the Land Commission, excludes only head rent, Crown rent, tithe rent-charge, and drainage charge, but includes rates payable by landlord. Under my Bill the tenant will never have to pay head rent, Crown rent, or tithe rent-charge; and net rent, or, as it should rather be called, net value, excludes all rates hitherto paid by landlord, but henceforth to be paid by the purchasing tenant.