HC Deb 26 March 1906 vol 154 cc880-1

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that the pink schedules, Form 39, on the files in rent fixing cases commonly show that the landlord has not made any improvement, that improvements have been made, and that the rent has been fixed on the gross value, including the improvements, on the ground that although the court valuer has ascertained and reported the improvements the tenant has not claimed them by schedule in court; and whether His Majesty's Government will enforce the law requiring all improvements to be deemed the tenant's until the contrary has been shown, and exempting the tenant's improvement from rent.


I am informed by the Land Commission that the pink schedules referred to do not commonly show the result which is stated in the first part of the Question. The Commissioners fix fair rents in accordance with the provisions of the Land Law Acts and the procedure is regulated by statutory rules. As to the concluding part of the Question, I am afraid that I have nothing to add to the reply which I gave to the hon. Member on Wednesday last.†