§ MR. D. MACALEESE (Monaghan, N.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, if he has received a resolution passed at a meeting of flax and corn millowners, 262 held at Monaghan on Monday the 22nd instant, complaining of being excluded from the proposed benefits of the Irish Land Bill, and claiming to have the same privileges as other agriculturists; and, if he would re-consider this matter, and devise some means by which the owners of flax and corn mills will not be debarred from the justice which they claim of inclusion in the advantages of the pending land legislation?
§ *MR. GERALD BALFOUR
I have received a copy of the Resolution. Owners of flax and corn mills, as such, have never been included in the scope of the Land Acts, and the Government cannot undertake to include them in the Bill now before Parliament.