§ MR. T. M. HEALY (Louth, N.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether his attention has been called to the fact that in the draft scheme for the educational endowments founded by Erasmus Smith, published 14th May 1893 (Seventh Schedule, page 38), the gross rental of the estates is given as £9,109 7s. 5d., and that the Governors invested in Government stock £14,679 2s. 2d.; allowing for interest on this investment, what has caused the differ- 674 ence of £1,931 between the gross income of 1891 and the alleged gross income of 1896; did the Vice. Chancellor (Report 1885–6, page 102) give the gross rental as £10,014 at a time when judicial rents had been fixed on most of the Erasmus Smith estates; and how, then, is the difference between the £10,014 gross rental in 1885 and £9,109 gross rental in 1891 explained?
§ MR. GERALD BALFOUR
I have called for a report on this question, and hope to have it by Monday next.