§ MR. KNOX (Cavan, W.)
I beg to ask the Secretary of the Treasury whether the Treasury refuse to allow loans to Town Commissioners in Ireland for public improvements to be made on the same terms, namely, the repayment of principal and interest by an annuity, as loans to landlords and farmers for private improvements; and, if so, for what reason?
§ THE SECRETARY TO THE TREASURY (Mr. JACKSON,) Leeds, N.
Loans to landlords and farmers are made under a special Act of Parliament which prescribe the terms of repayment. Loans to Town Commissioners are made under an entirely different principle, and I see no reason why the two should be assimilated.