HC Deb 18 June 1891 vol 354 c793

I beg to ask the Attorney General for Ireland whether, in the case of Mr. W. N. Wallace, who has been awarded £3,000 compensation from the municipal rates of Belfast for houses to be demolished with a view to civic improvements, and has served his tenants with notice to quit, those tenants are entitled by law to any compensation for disturbance and loss of business?


From the Report furnished to the Local Government Board by the town clerk of Belfast, it appeal's that Mr. Wallace, with a view of improving his property, has been removing the existing houses so as to provide sites for a better class, and the Corporation have taken advantage of the opportunity to acquire a small portion of the ground to improve the streets. The Corporation have no knowledge as to whether the tenants have legal claims against Mr. Wallace, and this is a question upon which I ought not to express an opinion, even if I had the necessary materials before me.