§ Mr. GINNELL
asked the Secretary to the Treasury which is the more accurate method of calculating the excessive taxes taken from Ireland since the Act of Union, that adopted by the majority of the Financial Relations Commissioners, which gives a total of about £330,000,000, or that of deducting the whole Irish expenditure from the whole Irish revenue, which shows the excessive taxes since 1820 to amount to £329,521,970; according to what method does the Treasury keep account of the restitution to which Ireland is entitled; and to what sum does this amount, according to the Treasury account?
§ The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the TREASURY (Mr. McKinnon Wood)
The hon. Member's question bristles with argumentative points, which I am afraid I cannot go into in the form of an answer to a question.
§ Mr. McKINNON WOOD
No. I cannot argue the question. The Government do not repudiate the findings of the Royal Commission.