§ * MR. CULLINAN (Tipperary, S.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that the Commissioners of Valuation will not under any circumstances revise the valuation of land in Ireland and will he explain how it was that a re-valuation was made in 1899 of that portion of the Great Southern and Western Railway which runs through the No. 1 Tipperary Council District, and the valuation reduced by a considerable amount.
§ MR. ATKINSON
The Commissioner of Valuation has no power, under the Valuation Acts, to increase or lessen the total valuation of lands in any townland. The effect of the revision, in 1899, of the valuation of that portion of the the Great Northern and Western Railway which lies in the district mentioned was to increase, not reduce, the rateable valuation of the railway in that district.