§ MR. G. LAMBERT (Devon, South Morton)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland if he will state the total amount of poor rate and the total amount of county cess paid out of agricultural land in Ireland in the year 1896–7?
§ MR. GERALD BALFOUR
The estimated total amount levied on account of local rates on agricultural land in Ireland during the "standard" year 1896–7 was in respect of poor rate about £615,000, and in respect of county cess about £924,000. The hon. Member must understand that these are merely approximate figures.