§ THE LORD PRESIDENT OF THE COUNCIL (Viscount CRANBROOK)
said, it was hoped that the Irish Land Purchase Bill would come up from the Commons on a day which would permit of its being read a first time and the second reading being fixed for Tuesday next.
said, he would give his determined opposition to the measure. He had protested against the whole system of land legislation for Ireland, and more especially against Lord Ashbourne's Acts. He was satisfied that the tenants could not pay the instalments of purchase-money, and it was perfectly illusory to tempt them in the manner proposed in the Bill.