§ SIR EDWAED STRACHEY (Somersetshire, E.)
To ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer what was the total amount in the last financial year contributed out of the Imperial Exchequer to Ireland for police, Congested Districts Board, railways and tramways, and for other grants-in-aid of local taxation in Ireland; and what would have been the amount so contributed if it had been calculated on Ireland's taxable capacity, giving in each case the amounts separately.
(Answered by Mr. Ritchie.) I beg leave to refer the hon. Member to House of Commons Paper No 256, of 1902, which gives full particulars of the Exchequer issues for Irish services in the year 1901–2, the latest year for which the information is yet available. I cannot undertake to say what would have been the issues for any of these services in that year if they had been calculated on Ireland's taxable capacity.