HC Deb 06 December 1906 vol 166 cc1163-4
MR. HAVILAND BURKE (King's County, Tullamore)

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he can state what were the average reductions in the land courts on first and second-term rents respectively in King's County for the ten years ending the 31st March last, and the average reductions for the same period on the estate of Lord Digby in the barony of Geashill.

(Answered by Mr. Bryce.) I am informed by the Land Commission that in cases of judicial rents fixed in King's County during the last ten years ending 31st March last the average reductions were for first term rents 13.1 per cent. and for second-term rents 15.6 per cent. As regards the cases on Lord Digby's estate for that period, the Land Commission observe that the parties on both sides have long since been notified of the decision, and the Commissioners do not think it desirable that the result of such judicial decisions under the Land Law Acts in regard to a particular estate should be discussed by means of Parliamentary Questions.