HC Deb 20 March 1893 vol 10 c493
MR. SEYMOUR KEAY (Elgin and Nairn)

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury whether the periodical Returns, which must be laid before Parliament in each year, under Section 33, Sub-sections (b) and (c), of "The Fur-chase of Laud (Ireland) Act, 1891," have been duly presented; and, if not, what is the cause of the delay, and when may their presentation be looked for?


My right hon. Friend the Secretary to the Treasury has asked me to reply to this question. The Treasury Rules, dated 26 February, 1892, prescribe that the Returns to be presented to Parliament pursuant to the section of the Act quoted shall be prepared as soon as practicable after the 1st April in each year, and shall be made up to the last day of the preceding mouth. The Land Commissioners inform me that during the period to 31st March, 1892, there were no transactions of the nature indicated by the sub-sections mentioned.