§ Mr. FETHERSTONHAUGH
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the number of licensed public-houses in Scotland and Ireland respectively; and how many licensed houses in Ireland pay duty on the minimum valuation?
§ Mr. HOBHOUSE
In the year ended 31st March, 1909, the number of public-houses in Scotland was 6,459, and in Ireland 16,994. Of the latter 7,080 paid duty on the minimum valuation.
§ Mr. MOONEY
Will the right hon. Gentleman consider the advisability of bringing the Return up to date?