§ Mr. WALTER GUINNESS
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he can state whether £325,133 was the cost of valuing all rateable property in Ireland under the Act of 1852, or whether to obtain the cost of valuing the whole country some, and, if so, what, sum should be added for property previously valued under the Act of 1846 and not revalued under the subsequent Act; does this sum apply to Treasury expenditure alone; and, if so, what was the cost to local authorities in addition; and what was the total value of Ireland as shown by the valuation under the Acts of 1846 and 1852?
§ Mr. HOBHOUSE
£325,133 was the cost of valuing all rateable property in Ireland under the Acts of 1846 and 1852. To ascertain the cost of the valuation made under the latter Act a considerable deduction would have to be made from the sum named. This total cost was met by the Treasury in the first instance and afterwards refunded to them by the local authorities. The total rateable value of Ireland was roughly £13,000,000.