§ MR. GINNELL (Westmeath, N.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland, seeing that rents are now being fixed generally with a view to subsequent sale and purchase by the same parties, will he ask the Irish Land Commission to require in all future fair-rent cases the capital value of the respective interests of landlords and of tenants and the gross capital value to be stated on the pink schedule, Form No. 39; and, if there is any objection to this, will he ascertain and state what it is.
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY FOR IRELAND (Mr. BIRRELL,) Bristol, N.
The Land Commission hold that they have no power to do that which is suggested in the Question. The first section of the Land Law Act of 1896 and the form of schedule prescribed in accordance therewith show what the law requires to be recorded. There is no provision that the capital value of the respective interests of landlords and tenants should be recorded.