HC Deb 01 July 1913 vol 54 cc1675-6
32. Mr. NEWMAN

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has read the evidence given by the Commissioner of Valuation in Ireland to the Committee on Irish Finance; and whether he will explain how the Valuation Office in Dublin have sufficient information available to enable them to serve on owners of rural hereditaments, without issue of Form IV. or without personal inspection, provisional valuations setting out the four separate land values as prescribed in Part I. of the Finance (1909–10) Act, 1910?


In about 90 per cent. of the cases where a valuation of hereditaments in rural districts may have to be made for Finance Act purposes the information required as to how property is held, fixed charges on it, etc., can be obtained from the Irish Land Commission In the remaining cases there is no great difficulty in getting it from other sources without serving Form IV. on the tenants.


Would the Chancellor of the Exchequer specify the other sources? Would he say what are they?


I am not sure at the moment what the other sources are.