§ MR. MAHONY (Meath, N.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he will lay upon the Table of the House a Return showing what electoral divisions in the respective counties will form congested districts counties under Clause 13 of Part II. of the Purchase of Land and Congested (Ireland) Bill, as introduced, and also what electoral divisions in the respective counties will form congested districts counties if in line 2 of Clause 13, the words " poor law union " be substituted for the word " county "?
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY FOR IRE-LAND (Mr. A. J. BALFOUR,) Manchester, E.
Investigations made since the Bill was introduced have convinced me that the proposed basis on which to determine the area of congested districts counties will have to be modified. The £1 average valuation is certainly too low. I have had a map prepared on the basis of a £1 6s. 8d. average valuation, which gives much better results; but I am inclining reluctantly to the view that in all probability it may prove necessary to leave the determination of these counties to some delimiting body. I shall be very glad to show the hon. Gentleman the map based upon a £1 6s. 8d. valuation per head of population.
§ MR. KNOX (Cavan, W.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he can now give the valuation of the farms in each province in Ireland which, according to his estimate, will be excluded by Clause 6, of the Land Purchase Bill as pasture held by non-resident tenants? There is a misprint in the question. It should be " as pasture, or held by nonresident tenants.
§ MR. A. J. BALFOUR
I can only answer the question as it stood originally. 1769 If the hon. Member will rectify the mistake and repeat the question I will answer it.