§ MR. TIMOTHY HEALY
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland have the Government the material for a Return showing the existing poor rate and county cess throughout Ireland and the valuations of the non-agricultural hereditaments and buildings in each union; and, if so, would they present it to Parliament?
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY TO THE LORD LIEUTENANT FOR IRELAND (Mr. GERALD W. BALFOUR,) Leeds, Central
The materials for a Return showing the poor rate and county cess for the year 1897–98 are not yet available, nor could the figures for that year be checked till after the audit by the Local Government Board's auditors at the end of the year. I can, however, give a Return showing in respect of the standard year the total valuation of each Poor Law union of all rateable hereditaments not agricultural land as defined in the Local Government Bill. If such a Return is desired I am prepared to lay it on the Table of the House.