HC Deb 02 July 1908 vol 191 cc940-1
MR. MOORE (Armagh, N.)

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland if he will state the present amount of the surplus of the fee fund mentioned in subsection 2 of Section 122 of the Local Government (Ireland) Act, 1898; and what did such surplus amount to in the past three financial years.

(Answered by Mr. Birrell.) On 25th March, 1906, the fee fund in question amounted to £15,300, invested in 2½ per cent. Consols, and the balance in the bank was £204 18s. 11d. On the corresponding date in 1907 and 1908, the balance in the bank was £577 0s. 7d. and £949 2s. 3d., respectively, the amount invested remaining as before. On 28th May last a further sum of £1,000 was invested in Consols, making the amount at present invested £16,300.