§ MR. DANE
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (1) whether he is aware that the Irish Land Commission refuse to receive and file agreements entered into between landlords and tenants fixing a fair rent for a second statutory term where such agreements have been executed before the expiration of the first statutory term; and (2) whether, in view of the desirability of facilating amicable arrangements between these two classes, he can do anything in the matter?
§ MR. GERALD BALFOUR
There is no foundation for the suggestion in the first paragraph. Under Sub-section (6) of Section 8 of the Land Law Act of 1881 such agreements may be entered into during the last 12 months of a statuory term, and the Land Commission have always received agreements fixing a fair rent for a second statutory term which appeared to have been executed during the last 12 months of the first statutory term or after its expiration.