§ MR. COGHILL (Stoke-upon-Trent)
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether the Estates Commissioners have concluded the purchase of the King-Harman Estate; what was the total price paid for it; how many years purchase did the price obtained represent; and what was the amount of the bonus on the sale received from the Exchequer.
(Answered by Mr. Walter Long.) The sale of the entire estate has not yet been concluded. The purchase money of that portion of the estate which has been purchased is £402,012, which represents 22.9 years purchase of the rental. This amount includes cash payments, amounting to £231, on which no bonus was payable. The bonus paid in respect of the sold portion was £48,213 14s. 4d.