§ MR. WILLIAM REDMOND (Clare, E.)
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether, in view of the fact that Members representing all sections in Ireland are agreed upon the necessity for the revision of judicial rents in Ireland, the Government will introduce or give their support to such a measure this year?
§ THE FIRST LORD OF THE TREASURY (Mr. W. E. GLADSTONE,) Edinburgh, Midlothian
I think that any strong, general agreement among the representatives of the different sections of opinion in Ireland on the question of the judicial rents would be a very serious fact, and in any case might be submitted to the Government; but, so far as my knowledge goes, there is no such general agreememt among Irish Members on this subject?
§ MR. W. REDMOND
May I ask whether it is not the fact that such agreement has often been shown by the expressions in the House of Members representing both sections of the Nationalist Party, and also of Representatives of the Conservative Party in Ireland?
§ MR. W. E. GLADSTONE
It is very difficult for me to collect and appreciate accurately the opinion to which the hon. Member refers, and the terms in which I previously answered him were correct.