HC Deb 10 April 1907 vol 172 cc222-3

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether, in preparing the promised Evicted Tenants Bill, he has considered the claims of the number of persons who have been technically evicted under Section 7 of the Land Law Act of 1887, and who are now future tenants, precluded from having judicial rents fixed except with the unobtainable permission of their landlords; and whether he will embody in the Bill any provision for opening the courts to those people.


The Government have no record of the number of persons served with eviction notices under the section quoted who are now future tenants. I am not prepared to make any statement as to the possibility or desirability of extending to future tenants the fair rent provisions of the Land Acts.