§ MR. W. W. CARLILE (Bucks, N.)
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Agriculture whether his attention has been called to the hardships inflicted on tenants under Section 45 of the Agricultural Holdings (England) Act, 1883, as interpreted in the case Masters v. Green (Law Reports, 20 Q. B. D.), and whether he will consider the desirability of amending that section to remove such hardships?
§ MR. WALTER LONG
I have read the Report of the case to which my hon. Friend refers, but I should suppose that the difficulty which then arose was quite 935 exceptional, and I am not aware that any representations on the subject have reached the Department during the eight years which have elapsed since the case was decided. I should quite agree, however, that if anything like a general grievance existed, the subject might very properly be considered in the event of any convenient opportunity for legislation presenting itself.