HC Deb 02 March 1903 vol 118 cc1115-6

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland the average amount of rent reduction sanctioned by the Irish Land Commission for the first-term and second-term rents respectively; whether the whole of the holdings revised the first time have been revised the second time; and what proportion such holdings form to the total rent acreage of Ireland.


The Annual Reports of the Land Commissioners contain appendices showing the effect of second-term rent fixing on first-term rents year by year since second-term rent fixing commenced in 1896. The appendices distinguish first-term rent fixing from 1881 to the present. Roughly speaking, something less than one-third of the rents fixed for a first term have been revised for a second term. The total rent acreage of Ireland is not known.