HC Deb 18 December 1916 vol 88 cc1222-3

The provisions of the Town Tenants (Ireland) Act, 1906, shall apply to every house or building, or part of a house or building, destroyed or damaged as aforesaid as respects compensation for improvements and disturbance, notwithstanding that the rent may exceed one hundred pounds per annum, or the premises be held on a contract of tenancy for less than a year or under lease for more than thirty-one years or for a life or lives made after the twenty-first day of December, nineteen hundred and six, and on any application under that Act as so extended regard shall be had to any expenditure by the tenant (not being expenditure incurred in pursuance of a covenant) in the rebuilding or restoring of any such house or building: or part of a house or building.—(Mr. Field.)

Clause brought up, and read the first time.


I beg to move "That the Clause be read a second time."


I beg to second the Motion.


This is a matter which hon. Members for Dublin have brought to the notice of the Irish Office. I am satisfied that there is room for some action of the kind which is suggested, and that some extension of the effect of the Section to which the hon. Member has referred might properly be made in the difficult circumstances in which the various persons interested in these premises are placed. The hon. Member, however, has later on a Motion for a new Clause which appears to me, and to those who advise me in the matter, to be more suitable in the circumstances than that which he has now moved, and if he will withdraw his present Motion in order that his later proposal may not be prejudiced, I will deal with that proposal when it is reached.

Motion and Clause, by leave, withdrawn.