§ DR. AMBROSE
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he can give the Return of the local taxation in Ireland for the twelve months preceding the coming into operation of The Local Government (Ireland) Act, 1898.
§ MR. ATKINSON
The Returns of local taxation presented to Parliament in July of last year relate to the period preceding the date at which the Act of 1898 came into operation. The accounts on which the Returns were compiled cover local taxing periods varying from three to nine months. Returns for antecedent periods have also been regularly presented to Parliament.