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Farther, the Government, though they intended to hold fast by

the Act of 1881, and to enforce the law giving the landlords the judicial rents, would not scruple to inquire into the alleged inability of a certain class of tenants, since the supposed fall in tho price of produce, to pay their rents ; into all combinations against rent ; and into the disposition of the tenantry to buy their land when they can. The Government would prefer to see the duality of ownership which the Land Act of 1881 established, turned as far as possible into single ownership. And one object of the Irish Commission to be appointed to inquire into this question will be to show how we may promote as far as possible single ownerships and peasant-proprietorships. After this speech, the Address was agreed to, and the House of Lords separated.