§ MR. GOULDING (Wiltshire, Devizes)
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether there are any funds still available for land purchase under the Irish Land Purchase Acts, 1885 to 1901; and if so, what is the amount in each case.
(Answered by Mr. Wyndham.) There are no funds available for advances under the Acts of 1885 to 1888. With respect to the Acts of 1891 to 1901, the estimated capitalised value of the shares of counties in the Guarantee Fund, when last ascertained, was £39,145,348 (House of Commons Paper, No. 355, of the Session of 1901). The total advances to tenant purchasers under the latter Acts amounted to £12,336,685 on the 31st March last.