Mr. JOHN PHILIPS
asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland why the tenants on three town lands in the parish of Ardagh, county Longford, Ireland, named Rabbit Park, Loughill, and Grilliagh, have still to pay tithe out of their holdings to the Irish Land Commission, and when will this penalty be abolished?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
Tithe rent charges are payable in respect of the lands mentioned in the question by the persons having the first estate of inheritance in such lands, as defined by the Tithe Rent Acts. No legislation is contemplated removing this charge from such estates.