§ Mr. MacCAW
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the Government have given a distinct pledge that at no future period will Ireland be called upon to contribute more than £500,000 a year in respect of the new taxation imposed in the Finance (1909–10) Act, 1910; and, if so, whether he will state the exact terms of the pledge and the occasion upon which it was made?
§ Mr. HOBHOUSE
No, Sir. If the hon. Member will refer to Parliamentary Paper, No. 128, of this Session, he will find that the Irish proportion of the yield of the new and additional duties imposed by the Finance (1909–10) Act, 1910, when the duties have become fully productive, is estimated at £602,000, exclusive of certain duties for which no reliable estimates on present data are available.