HC Deb 08 April 1907 vol 172 cc8-9
MR. J. MACVEAGH (Down, S.)

To ask the Secretary to the Treasury whether he can state the total amount of taxation raised in Ireland in the financial years 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901, and 1906 respectively.

(Answered by Mr. Runciman.) For the purposes of the Financial Relations Returns, Ireland's true contribution to Revenue was worked out for the last financial year of each decade since the amalgamation of the British and Irish Exchequers. It is not clear which financial years the hon. Member refers to in his Question, but presumably those shown in the subjoined statement are sufficiently near.

Financial Year. Tax Revenue contributed by Ireland.
1839–40 5,077,000
1849–50 4,564,000
1859–60 7,341,000
1869–70 6,868,000
1879–80 6,437,000
1889–90 6,691,000
1899–1900 7,619,000
1905–6 8,954,000

The total of the charges of Civil Government for England and Wales in the year 1905–6, as shown on page 12 of House of Commons Paper, No. 278, of 1906, was£17,898,000, or 10s. 5¾d. per head of population. For information as to the cost of education beyond the charge upon the Parliamentary Votes, I beg leave to refer the hon. Member to the Board of Education, and to the Home Office as regards the cost of police, which is not a direct charge on Imperial funds.