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Cottier Tenants, Northern Ireland (Rents)

Volume 395: debated on Thursday 2 December 1943

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asked the Home Secretary whether he is aware that proprietors of holdings in Northern Ireland, purchased under the Land Purchase Acts, are depriving cottier tenants and others, to whom they have let houses on their holdings, from benefit of the Increase of Rent Acts by claiming that the lettings they made are made void by Section 30 of the Irish Land Act, 1925; and will he take steps to have this Section so amended as to prevent large numbers from being ejected from their residences without any default on their part?

This matter has already been receiving the attention of the Northern Ireland authorities, with whom I am in consultation on the question of what is the most appropriate and effective method of amending the law.