§ CAPTAIN DONELAN
On behalf of the hon. Member for South Monaghan, I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that purchasers of land in Ireland under the Ashbourne Act are not placed in as favourable a position as purchasers under the Land Purchase Acts of 1892 and 1896, both with regard to the sinking fund and a reduction of the instalments every ten years; and whether, seeing that purchasers under the Ashbourne Acts bought when judicial rents were higher, he will consider the necessity and justice of placing these purchasers on as good terms as the purchasers under the Land Purchase Acts of 1892 and 1896 with reference to the sinking fund and payment of future instalments.
§ MR. G. W. BALFOUR
On the 3rd inst. I replied very fully to a similar question addressed by me to the hon. Member for South Monaghan,* and to that reply I have nothing to add.