HC Deb 19 November 1914 vol 68 cc560-1

asked the Secretary to the Treasury the total receipts from the amalgamation of the British and Irish Exchequers to the 31st March, 1914, from sales of Crown property in Ireland, of perpetual or unimprovable rents in Ireland, and of reversionary interests of the Crown in lands in Ireland, respectively and collectively; whether these capital moneys, like the annual income from Crown property in Ireland, have been paid into the joint Exchequer; whether they will be refunded to the Irish Exchequer when this institution is set up under the Government of Ireland Act; and if he will give a reference to the statutory provisions under which these capital moneys are disposed of?


I would refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave him on the 5th March last, and to the answer which the Chancellor of the Exchequer pave him on the 11th June, 1912. No arrangement has been made for paying to the Irish Treasury any capital moneys received from sales of Crown property in Ireland. Such moneys are not paid into the Exchequer, but are dealt with under the Crown Lands Acts, 1829 to 1906.