§ 41. Mr. FETHERSTONHAUGH
asked the date when and the means whereby the Corporation of Dublin retarded the valuation of Dublin or expressed the wish that it should not proceed, and how they overruled the provisions of the Dublin Corporation Act under which the valuation was ordered by Parliament; is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the Corporation of Dublin is largely composed of publicans, and that publicans were very much alarmed by the result of the revaluation of Belfast, published in 1902 though not technically complete, owing to an error, till 1905, and was the moratorium imposed by the Corporation on the Statute after June, 1902; and is he aware there were 80,000 tenements to be revalued in Belfast and only 48,000 in Dublin?
§ Mr. MASTERMAN
I understand that in April and November, 1905, and February, 1906, the Dublin Corporation decided by a majority not to ask for the revaluation of the city. I have no information with regard to the second part of the question. The number of tenements in Dublin and Belfast is approximately as stated.