§ SIR JOHN COLOMB (Great Yarmouth)
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he can state the amounts in each year from the grants-in-aid of local taxation on account of defaults in payment of instalments by tenant purchasers between 1891 and 31st March, 1903; and whether, and if so how, the Guarantee Fund has been recouped those amounts.
(Answered by Mr. Wyndham.) The amounts withdrawn from the Guarantee Fund in respect of instalments accrued due to 1st November and in arrear on 12th February in each year are as follows:—Year ended 12th February, 1893, £404 15s. 5d.; 1894, £2,289 0s. 4d.; 1895, £2,857 12s. 10d.; 1896, £2,811 11s. 10d.; 1897, £2,824 18s. 8d.; 1898,£2,210 5s.11d.;1899,£3,310 1s.11d.; l900,£4,55516s.2d.;1901,£5,930 10s.11d.; 1902,£7,85219s.9d.;1903,£8,383 18s.11d. The arrears have been reduced to £3,051 12s. 2d. at the present date, and there is every reason to expect that the 650 sums due to the fund will be repaid thereto. The arrears when recovered are repaid to the fund.