§ MR. JOHN REDMOND (Waterford)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he will say when he will appoint the Committee on Valuations.
§ THE ATTORNEY GENERAL FOR IRELAND (Mr. ATKINSON,) Londonderry, N.
At the request of my right hon. friend, I will reply to this Question. If the hon. Member, now that we have the 1135 Report on valuation in Ireland before us, still wishes for a Committee, it will be necessary to decide on the points which may be held to require further investigation. Should it be thought desirable to confine this inquiry to the valuation of licences, a small Committee might be appointed forthwith. If, on the other hand, a larger reference is considered expedient, it would, I submit, be better to await the second Report of the Commission on local taxation, which will be published in a few days.