HC Deb 13 November 1912 vol 43 cc1978-9

asked what contribution towards Imperial services was made by Ireland in the financial years 1885–6, 1892–3, and 1910–11, respectively; what contribution to Imperial services was Ireland to make under the provisions of the Government of Ireland Bills, 1886, 1893, and 1912, respectively; and what representatives were proposed for Ireland in each case in the Imperial Parliament?


No figures are available showing the contribution towards Imperial services made by Ireland for the year 1885–6, but the hon. Member will find particulars for the years 1879–80 and 1889–90-on page 20 of House of Commons Paper 189 of 1912. The figures for 1892–3 are given on page 20 of House of Commons Paper 337 of 1896, and those for 1910–11 on page 16 of House of Commons Paper 220 of 1911, but as explained on that page it is necessary to consider the two years, 1909–10 and 1910–11, together. As regards the latter part of the question, I would refer the hon. Member to the provisions of the Bills themselves. The hon. Member will find a simple statement of the financial provisions of those Bills in Part III of the Report of the Committee on Irish Finance.