§ 43. Mr. GINNELL
asked whether any statement of Crown property in Ireland at the date of the Act of Union, and of the subsequent disposal of it, was submitted to the Secret Committee on Irish Finance; whether the right hon. Gentleman will state the total amount realised from sales of parts of that property since the year 1800; and whether a detailed statement on the subject will be presented to the House before Clause 39 of the Government of Ireland Bill, which deals with this property, is reached in Committee?
§ The PRESIDENT of the BOARD of AGRICULTURE (Mr. Runciman)
The answer to the first part of the question is in the negative. I am not in a position to state the total amount realised from sales of Crown property in Ireland since the year 1800, nor is it proposed that a detailed statement on the subject should be presented to the House before Clause 39 of the Government of Ireland Bill is reached in Committee. As the hon. Member has already been informed in answer to a previous question, a great deal of the information he desires is to be found in the Appendices numbered 2-6 to the Report of the Departmental Committee on Irish Forestry, dated 1908 (Cd. 4028).