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While assistance should be afforded to some places, payment of
rates should be enforced from all solvent parties - -

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Important that the able-bodied should be supported by labour

Resolutions of Limerick Grand Jury - - - -

It appears advisable that the districts for taxation should be smaller

Townlands have been suggested, but are unsuitable, being the

opposite extreme - -

Reference to a case of peculiar hardship . - -

Poor-law Commissioners have power to vary the size of unions and

electoral diyisions - -

Electoral division committees suggested .

An objection answered . - - - - - -

Inequality of taxation the most important objection to localizing

the assessment

This subject considered . - - - - - -

Clearances of estates will go on under any system, and can only

be met by a law of settlement . - -

Settlement clause in Poor-law Act of last session

Question of settlement considered. - - - -

Power of removal considered—present law often inflicts great

hardships on Irish poor in Fngland - - • -

Union rating would not enable the property of Ireland to support

its poverty - - - - - -

Several electoral districts in the West must receive assistance—

but from what quarter ?

The present is an imperial calamity

A national rate considered - - • * -

If one part of the empire suffer beyond its local means, it is

entitled to assistance from the Treasury

In this spirit the government have acted - - - -

The Eastern counties of Ireland cannot be properly called on to

assist those in the West . - - - - -

Supposed case of Manchester in the event of a failure of the

cotton crop - - - -

Suggestion made by Professor Hancock

The collection of rates must be insisted on . - - -

Economical administration of the funds would facilitate the

collection . - - - - - - -

Difficulty of efficient management under present arrangements

Some assistance necessary; continuation of the appointment of

inspecting officers proposed - - -

A poor-law guardian should be disqualified, if his rates remain

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CHAPTER XII.

Recent legislation has give on increased facilities for conducting

mercantile affairs. -

The public are prepared for further

ogress in the same direction

Same features exist in other parts, though in a less
Want of security as respects title to, and possession
main difficulty - - -

This is felt by both the proprietor and the tenant

A large proportion of the land is entailed -

The landlord has little interest in improving an entailed est
even though able to do so -

Difficult position of an embarrassed proprietor

The country suffers in consequence -

Injurious mode of providing for younger children .

Note on this subject - - - •

If the heir assist his father in charging the estate for this purpose,

a debt is commenced which frequently results in ruining the

family

degree .

And acts upon the tenantry in a way which endangers the peace

of the country

Permanency of property in land a great social advantage .

Legislation cannot contravene the laws of Providence, which

render prosperity dependent on prudence -

Effects of entails in interfering with the exercise of parental

authority - - - - -

There are limits to the power of an owner over his land

It has been already limited by law

Inability to grant leases injurious to towns - -

Case of Birkenhead cited, to show the beneficial effects of a free

sale of land

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