§ MR. GINNELL (Westmeath, N.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland, in view of the congestion in the courts of the Irish Land Commission, the consequent loss to some thousands of tenants who cannot afford loss, and the danger of purchasing on the basis of the present unrevised rents where even that alternative is open, will he reconsider favourably the advisability of providing an immediate general statutory abatement of all rents, following the example set by a Unionist Government in Section 29 of The Land Law Act, 1887;and, if not, will he obtain facilities for a Bill with that object introduced next session by a private Member.
I am not aware of any facts which would render it necessary to consider the very large proposal made by 353 the hon. Member. As regards the latter part of the Question, I am unable to make any statement as to what may be possible next session.
§ MR. T. W. RUSSELL (Tyrone, S.)
asked if there was not a good deal of distrust owing to the constitution of the tribunal, and if it would not be possible to have a legal commissioner sitting with one assessor.