HC Deb 13 April 1905 vol 145 c38
MR. JOSEPH DEVLIN (Kilkenny, N.)

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether, in view of the fact that the bringing into immediate operation of the recent revaluation of Belfast would involve, now for the first time in half-a-century, the imposition of a burden on occupiers of licensed premises for which it was supposed during that period that no sanction could be found in the law, he proposes to suspend the operation of that revaluation for a definite period or otherwise, so as to prevent any confiscation of property.

(Answered by Mr. Atkinson.) The Court of Appeal has decided that licensed premises have been valued on a proper principle. I see no reason whatever to suspend the operation of the new valuation.