HC Deb 21 April 1891 vol 352 c1025
MR. STACK (Kerry, N.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether his attention has been called to the proceedings by distress taken by Lord Ormathwaite against one of his tenants, named Daniel Regan, of Coolaclarig, in the County of Kerry; whether he is aware that in the face of the fact that Regan had paid a year's rent in each of the years 1887, 1888, and 1889, a year and a half's rent in 1890, and a half-year's rent in March 1891, Lord Ormathwaite has just distrained Regan for one year's rent, which only fell due on the 25th March last, and seized Regan's cattle in payment thereof; whether the protection of the police was given to enable the seizure to be effected; and whether the Government will consider the advisability of amending the law of landlord and tenant, so as to prevent a distress being made for at least six months after rent falls due?


My attention has not been called to the proceedings referred to in the question, nor do I think it is a matter in which the Executive is concerned.