§ SIR T. ESMONDE
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether, in the Kiltimagh district of County Mayo, the regulations for the reduction of judicial rents do not apply to the rents due on November last; and whether, although the Government is actually giving relief to the people of that neighbourhood, they are now compelled to pay their rents without any reduction?
§ MR. A. J. BALFOUR
I assume that the hon. Member refers to the provisions of the 29th section of the Land Law (Ireland) Act, 1887. It is the case that the variations of judicial rents throughout Ireland, under that section, only applied to the rents which accrued due for the three years commencing from the first gale day in the years 1887, 1888, and 1889. The half year's rent due in November, 1890, was therefore not affected.