HL Deb 01 April 1887 vol 313 cc187-8

begged to ask the Lord Privy Seal a Question, of which he had given him private Notice. In the report of the able speech of his noble Friend on the previous evening, in introducing the Irish Land Law Bill, he was represented in the usual channels of information as having said that the clauses relating to equitable jurisdiction would only be applicable to holdings of an annual value of more than £25; as, from the general tenour of the observations of his noble Friend, he (Lord Brabourne) thought there must have been some misapprehension upon this point, he wished to ask for an explanation.


The Question of my noble Friend gives me an opportunity, of which I am glad to avail myself, of explaining the point to which I have referred. There has certainly been some mistake in what I am supposed to have said with reference to the value of holdings to which the equitable jurisdiction clauses of the Irish Land Bill will refer. Those clauses will be limited in their application to all holdings the rent of which does not exceed £50 a-year.