§ MR. O'DOHERTY (Donegal, N.)
To ask the Secretary to the Treasury how much money is at present due by the Honourable the Irish Society on foot of the mortgages held by the Commissioners of Public Works in Ireland on their Irish estates, the dates upon which the various amounts were advanced, the rate or rates of interest payable therefor, the original sum advanced in each case, and the purposes for which the advances were made.
(Answered by Mr. Victor Cavendish.) A sum of £13,000 was lent by the Commissioners of Public Works in Ireland on the 6th December, 1888, to the Irish Society in aid of the erection of a town hall in Londonderry. The interest charged is 4 per cent. and the amount of principal at present unpaid is £5,200. In the absence of detailed particulars of the lands, etc., comprised in the estates of the society, it cannot be stated whether there are any other loans outstanding upon them.