HC Deb 20 March 1896 vol 38 cc1469-70

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, if he is aware of the recommendations of a Commission, which in 1886, was appointed to inquire into the conditions of the tenure of houses in towns in Ireland; why it is that the Report of the Commission was never acted upon; and, will the present Government consider the advisability of introducing an Act embodying the recommendations of the Committee?


The Inquiry by the Select Committee, to which reference is presumably made, was not limited to Ireland as suggested by the Question, but extended to the United Kingdom, and the Committee's recommendations in regard to Ireland were expressly stated to be also applicable to England. Under these circumstances the hon. Member will see that it would not be possible to consider the question of legislation in the matter for Ireland without at the same time considering the larger question in its application to the United Kingdom.