HC Deb 29 June 1899 vol 73 c996

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether his attention has been called to the fact that the decision in the case of the Queen (Metge) v. the Justices of Meath applies to prevent a revision of perpetual rents fixed under the Statute 3 and 4 Vic., c. 37, s. 142, equally with tithe rentcharge; whether this difficulty has arisen from the omission to publish in the Dublin, Gazette since 1887 an official record of the average prices of cereals; and whether, as he has introduced a Bill to remedy this grievance in the case of the tithe rent-charge payers arising from the same cause, he can see his way to give relief, by further legislation, to the large body of tenants holding under such grants.


The reply to the first two paragraphs is in the affirmative. I cannot undertake to introduce legislation dealing with the case of the tenants referred to during the present session.