§ MR. FETHERSTONHAUGH (Fermanagh, N.)
To ask Mr. Attorney-General for Ireland whether any rules were made, and, if so, when, under Section 15, Sub-section 3, of the Land Law (Ireland) Act, 1887, regulating the terms on which consents to the redemption of quit rents in Ireland should be given; when, and by whom, was the rule stated on page 422 of Cherry's Irish Land Acts altered; and what are the rules on the subject at present in force, and are the same accessible to the public.
(Answered by Mr. Hobhouse.) It has not been found necessary to make rules under the section quoted with regard to the redemption of quit, etc., rents, and the statement on page 422 of Cherry's Irish Land Acts is not accurate if it is meant to convey more than that it was at that time the practice of the Commissioners of Woods to sell such rents at twenty-five years purchase. There are no statutory rules governing the rate at which quit rents are sold. This rate is fixed by the Commissioner of Woods with the authority of the Treasury.