I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether the Government intend to consider the immediate necessity of revaluation in Ireland and take measures to have it accomplished.
§ MR. SHEE
I beg also to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether stops will be taken to cause a re-valuation of land in Ireland for taxation purposes in the immediate or near future; whether he has received 451 expressions of the desirability of such revaluation from various public bodies in Ireland; and whether judicial rents would be adopted as the rating basis of the lands in respect of which such rents have been determined.
§ MR. G. W. BALFOUR
The Government are not averse, in principle, to a revaluation of land in Ireland, but I am not in a position to promise to deal with the matter in the present session.