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Mr. Lloyd Morgan on the Agricultural…


Mr. Lloyd Morgan on the Agricul- tural Hating Bill. SPEECH ON BEHALF OF THE TENANT FARMERS. THE FARMER'S FRIENDS DEFENDING THE LANDLORDS. On Monday night, in the House of Commo s, a tery important debate took place on an amendment to the Agricultural Land Rating Bill, whhh aimed at dividing agricultural rates between landlord and tenant. Mr Lloyd Morgan opeke strongly in favour of the amendment. He said that he had voted with the Government on the two occasions on which he had gone into the lobby on the Land Rating Bill, but they had now come to the dividing of the roads ub he .vas going to vote for the amendment. The Bill did very little for the farmer it scarcely touched the fringe of the difficulty, and now when a most reasonable amendment was proposed to divide the rates between the landlord and the tenant, ond which thus aimed aÍi making the land- lords pay something towards the losses of the tenant, they had the edifying spectaclo before them of the Tory party, who had got into power by the aid of the agricultural vote, declining to make the most reasonable concession—when those concessions happened to touch the pookets of the landlords to a email extent. He (Mr Lloyd Morgan) held the opinion that the Bill and the amendment would give some email relief to the farmers for the time being, but the only course which would secure for them ultimate and per- manent reUef would be found in security of tenure and a thorough revision of rents carried out by a fair, impartial, and competent tribunal. Mr Chaplin had stated in introducing the Bill that those who were now suffering most of all owing to agricultural depression were the landowners. He (Mr Lloyd Morgan) entirely disagreed with him. Hid experience—and he knew a good deal about tenant farmers—had led him to exactly the contrary conclusion. Fanners could not meet their liabilities at present, and the returns of the Board of Trade proved that the number of ineolveut farmers had .greatly increased during the past five years. The Board of Trade statistics gave some confirmation to the general impression that the business situation is gradually improving. But while some trades showed more or less irregular fluctuations during tho past four years, indicating conditions of alternate prosperity and depression, agriculture was one of the two occupations which showed a uniform tendency in one direction, and which indicated a progressive increase of liabilities throughout. He (Mr Lloyd Morgan) thought Mr Chaplin was entirely wrong in his view that the landlords suffered most, and he contrasted the position of the farmers, who had to face bankruptcy and ruin, with the landlords, who were merely called upon to give up some of the luxuries of life If the Government were in earnest iu the matter, they would accept the amendment. The only answer that had been given was that there were great difficulties in the way of accepting the amendment but it was the dnty and the business of the members of the Government to get over those slight difficulties. He did not believe they had tried to do so. Having got the support of the farmers, they were now turning their backs on them by refusing concessions which were both just and reasonable. In the faoe of the great depression under which agriculture was suffering, and of the condition of things to which he (Mr Lloyd Morgan) nad alluded, he thought the least thing the Government conld do would be to accept the amendment, and introduce a clause into the Bill to carry it into effect. The Tory Party then voted against the amend- ment, which was lost by a large majority. So much for the action of the "farmer's friends


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Carmarthenshire County Council.

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