§ 73. Mr. GINNELL
asked the Secretary to the Treasury the total accumulated value at present of the property left by the late Mrs. Blake, née Ellen Sheridan, and the amount of the last annual increase?
§ Mr. MONTAGU
The residue of the personal estate of the late Mrs. Blake was £96,778 4s. 11d., and the value of the real estate approximately £48,000. The real estate was transferred to the Commissioners of Woods, and the personal estate was paid into the Exchequer through the Crown's Share Account. The estate therefore has not accumulated.
§ 74. Mr. GINNELL
asked the Secretary to the Treasury, having regard to the facts that the next-of-kin of the late Mrs. Blake, née Ellen Sheridan, whose property the Treasury holds, are poor Irish peasants who have never seen the news papers in which advertisements for next-of-kin have appeared, and that their difficulty in proving their kinship increases with lapse of time, whether he will have advertisements, giving all the helpful in formation available, inserted in some provincial newspapers of wide circulation in Ireland?
§ Mr. GINNELL
What is the reason for not publishing this advertisement in newspapers read by the next-of-kin?
§ Mr. MONTAGU
All the reasons were set forth in the answer. I shall be happy to refresh the hon. Member's memory by-sending him a copy of it.