HC Deb 14 March 1906 vol 153 cc1246-7
MR. GINNELL (Westmeath, N.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether his attention has been called to the increasing difficulty of paying judicial rents; and whether, in view of the fact that those amounts are reached by giving the landlord credit for improvements made by the tenant and by inadequate consideration of the prices of farm produce and of labour, His Majesty's Government will make any provision, like Section 29 of the Land Law (Ireland) Act, 1887, for revising within the statutory term rents fixed on inadequate or improperly applied data.


The Irish Government have no information that there is increasing difficulty in paying judicial rents. I have already dealt with the remaining points of this Question, in my replies to previous Questions put by the hon. Member. I am not prepared to make any statement as to amending legislation until more experience has been accumulated of the working of the Land Acts.


When the schedule states that the landlord has made no improvement while the tenant gets no credit for the drains he has laid down, is not that transferring the tenant's property to the landlord?


Notice should be given of that Question.