§ MR. O'DOWD
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland if he will state what proportion of the £15,000,000 paid for Irish land since the Act of 1903 was passed has been entrusted to the Public Trustee in Ireland for investment, and the dividends paid by that official on the sums invested by him for each year since the passing of the Land Act of 1903; and if he will also state what is the salary of the Public Trustee?
I am informed by the Public Trustee that the amount which has been placed in his hands for investment by orders of the Court since the passing of the Act of 1903, is £80,842, viz.", £29,142 in 1905, and £51,700 during the present year. In addition, the sum of £20,000 has been dealt with under Section 39 of the Act. In 1905, the amount of dividends paid was £303 7s. 5d., and in 1309 1906 to date, £2,030 12s. 1d. The salary of the Public Trustee is £1,200 per annum.