§ MR. T. W. RUSSELL (Tyrone, S.)
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is prepared to furnish a return substantially similar to those issued under the Purchase of Land Acts, 1885 to 1896, setting out the proceedings under the Act of 1903, 562 showing the names of vendors and purchasers, purchase price for each holding, number of years' purchase of each holding, percentage of reduction on rent in each case, amount of bonus paid to each vendor, and the total for each estate.
(Answered by Mr. Bryce.) I beg to refer the hon. Member to the monthly Returns presented to Parliament of advances made under the Irish Land, Act 1903, in which full particulars of every advance made to purchasers are set forth. The form of these Returns was arranged by the Irish Government, the Treasury, and the Land Commission, and it is substantially the same as the form of the Returns issued under the Purchase Act of 1891. The amount of the bonus which may be paid in respect of the purchase money of an estate is not included in these Returns, because the question of the amount of the bonus is not determined by the Judicial Com-missioner or the Land Judge until after the distribution of the purchase money.