§ In reply to Mr. BUTT,
§ MR. W. H. SMITH
said, that the attention of the Government had been called to the evidence before the Committee on Local Taxation in Ireland on the injustice of the present system of valuation in Ireland. The Government were conscious of the serious irregularities in local taxation in Ireland, and would give the subject serious attention during the Recess. Owing, however, to the importance and difficulty of the subject, they could not come under any absolute engagement to bring in a Bill next Session.