HC Deb 18 April 1904 vol 133 c387
MR. FIELD (Dublin, St. Patrick)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he can state the total amount of money received from Crown and quit rents in Ireland; whether he is aware that the Council of Agriculture on last Tuesday unanimously passed a resolution requesting that the sum now funded in the Bank of Ireland should be allocated to provide the nucleus of a grant to establish a Forestry Department in Ireland; and whether he will favourably consider this suggestion.


I am not yet in a position to give the figures to 31st March, 1904. The figures to 31st March, 1903, were given to the hon. Member on the 10th ultimo † The application of the money referred to is regulated by Statute, and there is no power to apply it as suggested in the Question.

MR. KILBRIDE (Kildare, S.)

Is not the tithe rent charge the property of the Irish people and is it true that it is redeemed at sixteen or seventeen years purchase?

[No answer was returned.]