§ Mr. MOORE
asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland what was the amount of the Exchequer Grant coming to the county Down for the purposes of the Labourers (Ireland) Acts in the last financial year prior to the Labourers Act, 1906, coming into force; and if he would state what was the amount of the same Grant paid to the same county for the purposes of the Labourers (Ireland) Aces in the corresponding years 1908–9 and 1909–10, and since the Labourers Act, 1906, came into force?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
The amount distributed in respect of the financial year 1905–6 was £6,217 3s. 6d., of which more than two-thirds was out of the reserve undistributed in previous years. The amount of the Grant for each year since the passing of the Labourers Act of 1906 has been £296 19s. 9d., and a similar sum will shortly be distributed in respect of the year 1909–10. In addition the reserve not previously, issued amounting to £3,264 15s. 5d., was distributed in July last, making a total of £3,561 15s. 2d. for the year 1909–10.