§ MR. T. LOUGH (Islington, W,)
On behalf of the hon. Member for Londonderry, Mr. F. VESEY KNOX, I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, (1) what was the total amount of guaranteed land stock issued on the 31st December last; (2) how much of this stock was held by the National Debt Commissioners; and (3), how the figure of £2,099,000, given by the Registrar General in page 15 of his last Return as the amount of Guaranteed Land Stock held in Ireland, was arrived at?
§ MR. GERALD BALFOUR
According to the Land Commission the total amount of Guaranteed Land Stock issued to the 31st December, 1895, was £2,100,132 10s. 7d. The sum of £2,099,000 mentioned in the recent Return of the Registrar General, to which reference is made in the Question, was furnished to him by the Governor of the Bank of Ireland. There is a difference of a little over £1,000 between 219 these two amounts, arising, I understand, from the fact that some of the Stock has been cancelled. With regard to the second paragraph, I am informed by the National Debt Commissioners that the amount of Guaranteed Land Stock held by them on the 31st December last was £914,905 10s.