HC Deb 05 May 1881 vol 260 c1834

asked the First Lord of the Treasury, If he will lay upon the Table an Estimate of the Liabilities which may be incurred under the various provisions of the Irish Land Bill?


Sir, the principal outlay for grants of public money contemplated under the Irish Land Bill is described for ordinary purposes in Part 5 of the Bill. That outlay will be under the control of Parliament from year to year, the Estimates can only be formed from year to year, and Parliament will have an opportunity of forming the estimate for the current year before giving its assent to any outlay. As to other expenditure under the Bill, I think a question of this kind may be more conveniently raised when we have made further progress with the measure. We shall be happy to give the best information in our power on the subject.