§ MR. J. J. CLANCY (Dublin Co., N.)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, whether any, and, if any, what directions have been given to officers of the Valuation Department in Ireland with reference to the revision of the old valuation of Government property in that country; whether he will state the principle or principles on which the revision of the valuation of Government property is being carried out; and, whether those principles are the same in Great Britain and in Ireland?
§ MR. HANBURY
The Treasury have been in communication with the Commissioner of Valuation in Ireland on the subject of the revision of the old 1607 valuations of Government property in that country. The principles on which the revision of the valuations of Government property in Ireland is being carried out are the same as those applied to the revision of the valuations in Great Britain. He states that he is revaluing this property in exactly the same way as he would value any rateable hereditaments of a similar nature. The revaluations in Dublin have been revised, as they have been in London, and we are now paying on the new valuation. In the provinces the revaluations are not yet complete in either case.