HC Deb 11 August 1896 vol 44 cc485-6
SIR JOHN COLOMB (Great Yarmouth)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, if he could state to the House the number of holdings in Ireland let as pasture, and of a rateable value exceeding £50 and not exceeding £100?


There are no statistics available that would enable me to state the number of pasture holdings in Ireland, but it appears from a Return which was published in. 1870 showing the tenure by which agricultural holdings were held at that time, that the number of agricultural holdings of £50 rating and under £100, not in occupation of proprietors, was 22,728. This Return was presented to Parliament in 1870. (C. 32.) I may add that the term "agricultural" hero includes the term "pastoral."

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