§ MR. LAMBERT
I bog to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, whether he can grant the Return relative to Land Purchase Acts (Ireland) standing on to-day's Paper.
§ MR. WYNDHAM
The information under the first, third and fourth headings can be given. With respect, however, to the second, the official records do not distinguish the average number of years purchase on first and second term rents, respectively. Many holdings have been sold that are not subject to judicial rents, and the averages shown in the published Reports of the Land Commissioners are calculated without reference to the nature of the rent. I propose to lay on the Table some Papers on the subject of Land Purchase operations, and will include amongst these statistical information on the matters to which the hon. Member alludes.
§ MR. WYNDHAM
I should prefer to lay them on the day of the introduction. I wish to have a virgin field for my own efforts.
§ [Appended is the Return referred to in the Question.]
MR. LAMBERT,—Land Purchase Acts (Ireland)
Return showing (1) the total acreage of Irish land sold to tenants under the Purchase Acts; (2) the average number of years purchase paid on the first term and second term rents; (3) the total amount advanced; and (4) the number of tenants to whom advances have been made.