HC Deb 25 February 1914 vol 58 c1770

asked the total amount of Irish land stock now held by the National Debt Commissioners and all other public Departments in Great Britain and Ireland holding that stock; the prices at which the stock has been obtained; the annual yield at those prices; the total revenue so far derived from this source; to what purpose this revenue is applied; and the effect on the duration or amount of purchasers' annuities under the Land Acts of 1903 and 1909 respectively?


In answer to the first part of the question I would refer the hon. Member to House of Commons Paper 146 of 1913, which contains the latest information available. As regards the next three parts, I have not the information which would enable me to reply, and, as regards the last part, these stocks were acquired by various Departments by way of investment, and have no connection with the duration or amount of purchasers' annuities.


May I ask whether it is a fact that purchasers in Ireland do not benefit by these transactions in money—


The hon. Member should give notice of that question.