HC Deb 03 August 1905 vol 151 c57
MR. FIELD (Dublin, St. Patrick)

To ask the Secretary to the Treasury whether he can arrange that, with a view to assist in reafforesting Ireland in conjunction with Government effort, planting for profit, or reclamation and partial planting of uncultivated land shall be one of the purposes for which loans may be made under the Land Improvement Acts.

(Answered by Mr. Victor Cavendish.) Loans for purposes of planting to afford shelter can be made under the Land Improvement Acts. Loans for planting for other purposes can be made to owners of land, leaseholders, and occupiers, but it will require legislation to place tenants for life in the same position. Such legislation cannot be contemplated at this period of the session.