§ MR. FLYNN (in the absence of Mr. O'HANLON)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of 1589 Ireland whether his attention has been called to the Resolutions of the Cavan Board of Guardians, at their meeting on the 9th March last, in which they expressed their condemnation in strong terms of the recent order of the Land Commission by which the schedule of rents has been fixed in 1888, and alleged that, although the yield of produce was small, the cost of production was no less than in former years; and whether the Government will consider the advisability of withdrawing the schedule, and amending the recent Acts relating to land; whether his attention has been directed to resolutions passed at a meeting of the priests and tenant farmers of Nolagh, near Bailieboro, County Cavan, protesting against a rise of rent in that district by the Land Commission; and whether the Government intend to take means to remedy this grievance?
§ MR. A. J. BALFOUR
Nothing is known of the resolutions in question at the Irish Office, though it is quite possible such resolutions have been passed. The hon. Gentleman will recollect that the alteration of rent was to be made in relation to prices, and not to yield. No legislation of the kind to which the hon. Gentleman appears to point is in contemplation.