§ SIR WALTER NUGENT (Westmeath, S.)
To ask the Secretary to the Treasury whether, in view of the facts that the area of County Westmeath is 442,370 acres, number of townlands 1,346, and total valuation, £327,323; the area of County Meath is 577,734 acres, number of townlands, 1,625, and total valuation, £538,203; cost of revision for County Westmeath, £170; 1763 cost of revision for County Meath, £180; he will furnish the Westmeath County Council with the information they have asked for as to how the charge for the annual revision of the said county is arrived at.
(Answered by Mr. Hobhouse.) I would refer the hon. Baronet to the Answer of my predecessor of 2nd April last. I Understand that the amount of work to be done in a county during the annual revision does not depend either on the area or the number of townlands, nor yet on the total valuation.