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THE LAND PURCHASE BILL. .[per press association London, April 21. Mr Pamell asserts that the Government Land Purchase scheme will cost a hundred and sixty millions, and that j the proposed guarantee will prove illusory. Mr Dillon, speaking at Southampton, opposed the Irish Land Purchase Bill. Mr W. O'Brien is engaged to be married to a Parisian heiress. Mr Dillon has improved in health by his colonial' tqur._ _ He_.states3hat -he and his" colleagues have collected £30,000. ; Mi* Parnell's motion against the Land Purchase Bill denounces it as insufficent to meet the necessities of the CQuntry. Absentees will be enabled to obtain exorbitant prices for their property, to the neglect of small owners, and moreover the Bill exhausts the only available Irish credit-left. The question of congested districts is not dealt with, and under the Bill three-fourths of the tenants will not be touched. - Practically the propositions are a swindle on the ratepayers, The motion concludes with a suggestion that the operation of the measure should be confined to holdings under [ fifty acres in area, i

Mr Parnell, in speaking to his motion on the Land Purchase Bill, said it would be unnecessary to increase the facilities for purchaseif the Government advanced the landlords £27,000,000 to liquidate their encumbrances, on condition that the judicial rents of tenants under <£50 valuation were reduced 30 per cent, The speech was coldly received,

Sir G, Trevelyan said the Opposition were prepared to accent a land purchase scheme, but Mr Balfour's Bill was framed in the interest of the landlords.

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IRISH AFFAIRS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2408, 23 April 1890

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IRISH AFFAIRS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2408, 23 April 1890

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