§ MR. LAMBERT (Devonshire, South Molton)
To ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will state the amount of the Exchequer Issue, 1901–2, to Ireland in payment of half the Poor Rate under the Local Government (Ireland) Act, 1898.
(Answered by Mr. Ritchie.) The total sum issued from the Exchequer under Section 48 of the Act was £727,655. Of this sum £316,730 10s. was in respect of half the amount certified to have been raised by Poor Rate, and £410,924 10s. was in respect of half the amount certified to have been raised by county cess off agricultural land in the standard year.