§ MR. GINNELL (Westmeath, N.)
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland if he will state the amounts to be deducted this year from the Probate Duty and agricultural grants due to each county in Ireland, and the total to be deducted from the whole of Ireland, owing to embarrassment arising from improvident prices under the Land Act of 1903; if he is aware that the amount of these deductions must now be paid in rates locally; and, if the annuities are being punctually paid, will he explain how the deductions become necessary.
(Answered by Mr. Birrell.) The following statement shows the sums deducted in respect of land purchase from grants payable to county councils in the month of March, 1907, as determined by certificates furnished by the Irish Land Commission and the Commissioners of National Debt:—
|Counties.||Deduction from Death Duty Grant.||Deduction from Agricultural Grant.||Total.|
|Tipperary, North Riding||1,198||2||0||—||1,198||2||0|
|Tipperary, South Riding||2,961||9||1||—||2,961||9||1|
§ As to the remainder of the Question I beg to refer to my Answer of yesterday to the Question of the hon. Member for North Kildare.†