§ MR. GINNELL (Westmeath, N.)
I beg to ask Mr. Attorney-General for Ireland what statutory authority, if any, has the Irish Land Commission for discriminating between the parties in rent-fixing cases by requiring a tenant serving an originating notice to have a fair rent fixed, or on whom such a notice is served by a landlord, to endorse on his notice or in reply to the landlord's notice a statement of improvements made by him or by his predecessor in title, and for treating as the landlord's improvements not so claimed, though manifestly made by the tenant or his predecessor; and 1107 will he explain why is not the landlord subjected to a corresponding requirement.
§ THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL FOR IRELAND (Mr. CHERRY,) Liverpool, Exchange
The hon. Member is under a misapprehension as to the practice of the Land Commission Court. Under Rules issued on March 13th, 1899, full particulars of improvements claimed by a landlord are required to be given to the same extent as of improvements claimed by a tenant; and the Rules are the same whether the originating notice is served by the landlord or by the tenant.