HC Deb 28 July 1903 vol 126 cc547-8
MR. EDWARD MITCHELL: (Fermanagh, N.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland what will he the position, under the Land Bill, of landlords now paying drainage charge on their property in connection with Lough Erne drainage; and if he will see that such in no way hinders the prospect of landlords selling and tenants buying where such charge is at present levied.


The capital charge will be redeemed in like manner as a superior interest, and the charge for maintenance will remain outstanding and be apportioned amongst the holdings of the purchasers. There is nothing in this to prevent landlords from selling, or tenants from buying holdings liable to the charge.

MR. T. W. RUSSELL (Tyrone, S.)

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that in some eases this charge equals three-fourths of the rent.

[No answer was returned.]