§ SIR THOMAS ESMONDE (Kerry, W.)
I beg to ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what amount of annuity of 4 per cent. charged to tenant purchasers under the Land Purchase Acts (Ireland) 1308 is put down to the Sinking Fund, and what amount to interest?
§ THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER (Sir MICHAEL HICKS BEACH,) Bristol, W.
Under the Ashbourne Act of 1885, interest was taken at £3 5s., and Sinking Fund at 15s.—£4; under the Balfour Act of 1891, interest was taken at £2 15s., county percentage at 5s., and Sinking Fund at £1—£4.