§ CAPTAIN DONELAN
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, with reference! to the Local Government (Ireland) Act, whether, in cases where half the county cess has hitherto been allowed by the landlord, the deduction of that portion from the rent will date from the last gale day; and whether any instructions will be issued to tenants upon the subject?
§ MR. GERALD BALFOUR
When an occupier is entitled to deduct from the rent one-half of the county cess, the Local Government Act provides that until the tenancy is determined or a new statutory term in the tenancy begins, the rent shall be reduced by one-half of the appropriate standard amount. This reduction will have effect as from the gale day next after the appointed day. It does not appear to me that any instructions to tenants on the subject are necessary, further than the certificate as to poor rate and county cess issued in the "Dublin Gazette" of the 11th instant.