20 NOVEMBER 1920, Page 3

On Wednesday the House discussed the very questionable C lause in

the Agriculture Bill giving a farmer compensation for disturbance. Sir Frederick Banbury moved the, omission of the clause, but found no support. Sir A. Griffith Boscawen reminded the House that the new class of landlords might not tab the same view of their moral obligations to their tenants as the old landowners did. He admitted, however, that it would be disastrous to give the farmer fixity of terrine and thus introduce the divided ownership which caused endless trouble "Ireland. The object of the Bill was to give security of tenure The Proposed compensation to an evicted tenant—namely, the cost of removal and a year's rent--was, he said, a fair COM- Prmise accepted by the landowners and the National Farmers' takne and it must be maintained.