§ MR. T. M. HEALY (Longford, N.)
inquired, When the House would be in possession of the names of the gentlemen who had had money allotted to them under the Purchase of Land (Ireland) Act; and whether the £280,000 which had been allotted to the Duke of Abercorn was paid out of the original £5,000,000, or whether it was to be paid out of the coming £5,000,000?
§ THE SOLICITOR GENERAL FOR IRELAND (Mr. MADDEN) (Dublin University)
replied that the names of the owners of estates had not hitherto been given for the purposes of a Return, though he was willing to supply them if they were ordered by the House.
§ MR. T. M. HEALY
Will the hon. and learned Gentleman tell us now whether the Duke of Abercorn has got the £280,000?
§ MR. MADDEN
I have no official knowledge, but I have no reason to doubt the accuracy of the statement which has been made to the effect that the transaction is a completed one, from which it will follow that the money has been allocated out of the original fund.