HC Deb 02 February 1891 vol 349 c1529

I beg to ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he would state what portion of the annuity of £4 9s. per cent, which is charged to Irish tithe-payers for a term of 52 years for loans for the redemption of tithe rent-charge under "The Irish Church Act Amendment Act, 1872," represents, oris required, for the purpose of a Sinking Fund, and what is (accordingly) the rate of interest reserved or charged by the Treasury on such loans; and in cases where the tithe-payer desires during the currency of the 52 years' term to redeem the outstanding instalments of his annuity, or where he is compelled to redeem them under the Irish Land Purchase Acts, what is the rate of interest allowed to him in the Table for the Redemption of Outstanding Instalments adopted by the Irish Land Commission?


If my hon. Friend will put down the question for to-morrow I shall be able to give a clearer answer to it.