HC Deb 07 March 1895 vol 31 c544

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury whether he can say approximately what is the total interest of all the counties in Ireland in the Land Purchase Guarantee Fund, within the meaning of Section 9 of The Land Purchase (Ireland) Act, 1891, taking as the basis of his calculation the Estimates for 1894–5: and what, according to this calculation, is the total balance available for advance under the Act?


In round figures, the approximate estimate of the total sum which may still be advanced under the Purchase Act of 1891, on the basis of the present figures of the Guarantee Fund, may be put at £30,000,000. This sum is arrived at after making allowance for the amount of stock issued up to date namely, £1,600,000.