§ MR. J. E. ELLIS (Nottingham, Rushcliffe)
asked Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, What amount of the £39,720 of interest and instalments under "The Purchase of Land (Ireland) Act, 1885," which fell due on May 1, 1888, remained unpaid on November 1; and, what sum of interest and instalments fell due on November 1, and has been paid?
§ THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER (Mr. GOSCHEN) (St. George's, Hanover Square)
Of the £39,720 due on May 1, 1888, £1,538 remained unpaid on November 1; but these arrears have since been reduced. The total arrears of interest and instalments on all payments previous to the 1st of this month now amount to £1,332. The amount due on November 1 is £58,300. With regard to the payments then due, the receivable orders issued in respect of them are not yet returnable.