§ MR. TULLY (Leitrim, S.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether the Land Commission can state the percentage of reductions in the case of judicial rents fixed in 1886, 1887, 1888, and 1889 respectively; and what has been the percentage of reduction in the case of judicial rents fixed in 1886 and 1887 that have been brought into court for second-term judicial rents.
§ MR. WYNDHAM
The figures in answer to the first inquiry are 24.1, 31.3, 28.8, and 24.7 respectively. The official returns do not give information in the precise from desired in the second part of the Question. They show for each year ended 31st March the percentages of reduction in second-term rents on rents fixed for a first statutory term. But they do not distinguish between rents fixed in different years, as tenants rarely apply to have second-term rents fixed immediately on the expiry of the first term. The reductions in second-term on first term rents for the years ended March 1900, 1901 and 1902 were 23.7, 22.4 and 21 percent. respectively.