HL Deb 28 May 1897 vol 49 cc1504-5

Order of the Day read for resuming the Debate on the Motion to resolve—

1st. That in the opinion of this House the time has arrived when, in the interests of justice, some compensation should be granted to landowners for the rights of which they have been deprived by the State;

2ndly. That some relief might equitably be afforded to landowners by granting State loans on same terms as those given to land occupiers, to facilitate the purchase by the landlord of the tenant-right or goodwill of the occupier where he is willing to sell such interest, or for any other purposes sanctioned by Parliament—


moved "That the Debate be further adjourned until after the Whitsun Recess."


said he knew it was no use opposing this Motion, although he was opposed to it in spirit. To put the matter off until after Whitsuntide meant to put it off until next year. They had got the Government "on toast" for once, and if they chose to neglect, the opportunity he was afraid they did not deserve another. If he might use a vulgar expression he should say the wild Irish had been "got at."

Motion agreed to.