§ MR. MAHONY (Meath, N.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether his attention has been drawn to the fact that, in the electoral division of Toberroe, in the Union of Glennamaddy, County Galway, the townland of Kilmacrickard, the tenants' holdings are entered in the 1095 books of the Valuation Office, in the area column, as containing 375a. 1r. 11p., held jointly, whereas in the valuation column each tenant is separately valued for the land contained in his holding; and, if so, whether he can state on what principle the separate valuation has been assessed?
§ THE CHIEF SECEETAEY FOR IRELAND (Mr. A. J. BALFOUR,) Manchester, E.
The Commissioner of Valuation reports that when the valuation of the district was made in 1856 there were no defined boundaries of the holdings in the townland of Kilmacrichard, consequently the valuation for rating purposes was made in globo at £78, and this sum was divided amongst the tenants in proportion to their respective interests therein as then ascertained, and each tenant's proportion of the valuation is separately set out in the land column. He adds that this is the course adopted in all such cases.
§ MR. MAHONY
Is there not an annual revision of the valuation? Do not the revisers go down every year to each district?
§ MR. A. J. BALFOUR
I am not aware that it is the fact; but if the hon. Gentleman will put a question on the Paper I will make inquiry.