HC Deb 21 July 1905 vol 149 cc1518-9

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland what is the total amount of money applied for since The Land Act, 1903, came into operation to the present date; what is the aggregate rental of the holdings for the purchase of which the advances are sought; also the Poor Law valuation of the hands comprising such holdings, exclusive of other hereditaments thereon; what amount of land stock the Treasury would require to float at the same rate of discount as the last flotation in order to meet the advances applied for plus the bonus and any other charges borne by the State; and how many years purchase of the rental and valuation respectively would the amount required represent. (Answered by Mr. Walter Long.) I beg to refer the hon. Member to the general statement on this subject which I made in Committee of Supply on the Land Commission Vote yesterday.