HC Deb 13 February 1922 vol 150 cc586-7
28. Sir J. BUTCHER

asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the new arrangements for the government of Ireland and the conditions now prevailing in that country, he will at the earliest possible opportunity bring in a Land Purchase Bill for Ireland?


I would refer the hon. Member to the reply to a question on this subject which I gave on the 9th instant to the hon. and gallant Member for Maidstone.


Is my right hon. Friend aware that in Southern Ireland there are, and have been for 18 months, organised strikes against rent, and that land has been illegally seized by marauders? Is he also aware that owing to the impossibility of executing the processes of law the landowners, especially the small ones, are in very great financial straits?


I must ask for notice of that question.