HC Deb 18 May 1908 vol 188 cc1608-9

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland when he proposes to introduce the promised Land Acts (Ireland) Amendment Bill; is he aware that anxiety prevails in Ireland in consequence of the delay in introducing this Bill; and can he give an assurance that the Bill will be passed through its various stages in this House before the end of the session.

(Answered by Mr. Birrell.) The Report of the Royal Commission on Congestion will require careful consideration before the proposed legislation for amending the Irish Land Acts can be formulated. The entire subject is engaging the earnest attention of the Government with the object of introducing the proposed measure at the earliest possible moment. I should hope that the necessary Bill will become law before the close of the session, but I cannot, of course, give any assurance that such will be the case.