HC Deb 29 November 1906 vol 166 cc279-80
SIR E. CARSON (Dublin University)

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether the Town Tenants (Ireland) Bill is intended to apply to lands held from the Crown on which houses or other buildings have been or may be erected; and, if so, whether it is his intention "to move to re-commit the Bill with a view to inserting a clause making the matter clear.

(Answered by Mr. Bryce.) The Crown is not named in the Town Tenants Bill, and I am advised that the property of the Crown will not be bound by that Bill if It should become law. Neither the Landlord and Tenant Act, 1870, nor any of the subsequent Acts conferring rights upon the tenants in Ireland, is made to apply to Crown Lands, and I am advised that there is no reason why an exception should be made in the case of the Town Tenants Bill.