§ MR. J. P. FARRELL
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he has received a copy of a resolution adopted by the Longford County Council calling for such amendment of the Land Act of 1903 as will restore decadal reductions on tenants' instalments; and whether he proposes to 318 give effect to this resolution in his forthcoming Amendment Bill.
§ MR. WYNDHAM
I must ask the hon. Member to await the introduction of the Bill. The same remark applies to Questions in the names of the hon. Members for South Sligo and East Cork, as follows:—
§ MR. O'DOWD (Sligo, S.)
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether the Bill amending the Land Act of 1903, which is to be introduced this session, will contain a clause enabling future tenants to obtain through the Estates Commissioners the right of I having their holdings revalued before being required to sign purchase agreements in the case of sales of estates on which they may reside, though forming a I small minority of the tenantry.
§ CAPTAIN DONELAN (Cork Co., E.)
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland if he is aware that negotiations for the sale of estates under the Land Purchase (Ireland) Act, 1903, have been retarded owing to the doubts that exist as to whether the middleman is entitled to the bonus on the gross amount of purchase money agreed upon between him and his tenants, or only on the balance after redeeming the head rent; and, if so, whether he will introduce a clause to make this point clear in the proposed amending Bill.
§ MR. FLAVIN (Kerry, N.)
As in many cases negotiations are going on where this point is raised, cannot the right hon. Gentleman give some indication of his intention?
§ [No answer was returned].