§ MR. L. P. HAYDEN (Roscommon, S.)
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury, whether he is aware that in many cases the first gale of rent under the second judicial term will become payable in Ireland on the 1st November, and that it is now competent for either landlord or tenant to give notice of application to have the rent fixed for such second term; and, whether, under these circumstances, he will introduce the Irish Land Bill before taking the Second Reading of any other Government Bill?
§ THE FIRST LORD OF THE TREASURY
replied, that he did not think the statement of fact in the question was accurate, for he was informed that the first revised rent would not be payable until March 25, 1897. He did not think there was any probability of the Irish Land Bill taking precedence of the other Measures mentioned in the Queen's Speech.