§ MR. J. E. ELLIS (Nottingham, Rushcliffe)
asked the First Lord of the Treasury, What is the total amount of advance sanctioned up to 31st January, 1887, under "The Purchase of Land Act, 1885;" and, the sum applied for up to the same date respecting which no decision has been arrived at?
§ THE FIRST LORD (Mr. W. H. SMITH) (Strand, Westminster)
The total amount of advances sanctioned up to January 31, 1887, is £1,849,405. The amount of applications in which investigations were proceeding, but respecting which no decision had been arrived at up to January 31, 1887, is £383,754.