HC Deb 21 May 1908 vol 189 cc578-9

Postponed proceeding on Question proposed on consideration of Question, "That a sum, not exceeding £160,978, be granted to His Majesty, to complete the sum necessary to defray the charge which will come in course of payment during the year ending on the 31st day of March, 1909, for the salaries and expenses of the office of the Irish Land Commission."

Which Question was, "That a sum, not exceeding £160,878, be granted for the said service,"—(Mr. John Roche,)—resumed.

Question again proposed, "That a sum, not exceeding £160,878, be granted for the said service."

MR. CALDWELL (Lanarkshire, Mid.)

in the Chair.


suggested that it would be well to withdraw this Vote and take up the Vote for the Agricultural Department. It was evident that before the end of the Session it would be necessary for them to have an opportunity of discussing some of the larger questions which arose in regard to the Land Commission Vote, and it would be an unfortunate thing if, by coming to a decision upon this Vote to-night, that opportunity was taken away from them. So far as the hon. Member for Galway's motion for a reduction was concerned, he was willing to withdraw it. They were all quite satisfied with the Chief Secretary's reply with reference to the Clanricarde Estate, and he would suggest that the Government should withdraw the Vote, and bring it up again on another occasion.


hoped, the Government, in dealing with the Massareene Estate tenants, would see that the reserve fund was not applied.


said he would certainly keep that point in mind. In regard to what the hon. and learned Member for Waterford had said, they were quite willing to accede to his request to withdraw the Vote.


said that after the satisfactory reply made by the Chief Secretary, for which he desired to thank him, he asked leave to withdraw his motion.

Motion, by leave, withdrawn.

Original Question age in proposed.

Motion, by leave, withdrawn.

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