HC Deb 03 February 1893 vol 8 cc400-1
MR. DANE (Fermanagh, N.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether, having regard to the present serious agricultural depression in Ireland, and the inability of many of the farmers there to realise out of their holdings the rents judicially fixed, Her Majesty's Government will introduce in the present Session a short measure providing for a temporary abatement of such rents upon the lines of the 29th section of "The Land Law (Ireland) Act, 1887"?

SIR T. LEA (Londonderry, S.)

At the same time, I will ask the right hon. Gentleman if his attention has been called to the low prices obtained for agricultural produce in Ireland; and whether the Government intend to introduce a Bill to provide for a revision of judicial rents upon the basis of prices similar to the provision in the Land Act of 1887?

MR. MCGILLIGAN (Fermanagh, S.)

Has the right hon. Gentleman received a copy of a resolution from Fermanagh asking him to press this matter on the attention of the Government?


I have received a good many resolutions on the subject, and do not recall this particular one. With reference to the questions on the Paper, I fear I can hardly add anything to what I stated in reply to questions on the same subject which were addressed to me in the House yesterday afternoon.