MR. PATRICK O'BRIEN
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he will state upon what principle has the amount of the Irish equivalent grant of £180,000 been calculated.
§ MR. WYNDHAM
The amount of the new aid grant for England for the current financial year is estimated at £1,352,000. The amount allocated to Ireland as an equivalent grant, namely, £185,000 (not £180,000) is the proportion of the English grant corresponding to the ratio of the population of Ireland to that of England according to the last census.