HC Deb 27 July 1896 vol 43 c703

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord lieutenant of Ireland, with reference to the generous reductions in rent alleged to have been given by Ulster landlords in flax-growing districts, whether such reductions were given in respect of last year's rent upon any, and, if so, how many-, of the large estates in the counties of Antrim and Down, where flax is largely grown?


The counties referred to by myself and by my right hon. Friend the Attorney General on the 20th February and 13th April last were Armagh, Cavan, Donegal, Londonderry, and Tyrone. I have no information as regards Antrim. The estates in Co. Down, particulars of which I had before me when the previous answers were given, were five in number, but I. have no reason to believe that the list was exhaustive.