HC Deb 25 February 1889 vol 333 c265
MR. J. E. ELLIS (Nottingham, Rushcliffe)

asked the First Lord of the Treasury what are the total sums applied for and sanctioned as advances under the Land Purchase (Ireland) Acts, 1885 and 1888, up to the 20th February, 1889?

THE FIRST LORD OF THE TREASURY (Mr. W. H. SMITH) (Strand, Westminster)

The total sums applied for and sanctioned under the Purchase of Land Acts, 1885 and 1888, were £6,353,357 and £5,123,544 respectively to the 31st of January, 1889, the date of the last Return. A further Return to the date mentioned by the hon. Member could not be prepared without much inconvenience, having regard to the great pressure of work at present, and I hope, therefore, that the hon. Member will be content with the above figures.