§ 81. Mr. Spens
asked the Minister of Agriculture whether his attention has been called to the increasing pressure being put upon tithe-payers by certain tithe-owners to pay up in cash all arrears before 1st April next, thereby depriving the tithe-payers of the benefit of the provisions relating to arrears contained in the Tithe Act, 1936; and whether he can, and will, take steps to prevent the continuance of such pressure?
§ Mr. W. S. Morrison
Section 20 of the Tithe Act, 1836, applies only to arrears outstanding on 1st April next, until which date tithe-owners are entitled to take proceedings for the recovery of all debts due to them. I have no authority in any way to interfere.