§ 60. Mr. D. REID
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether the land purchase annuities transferred to the Government of Northern Ireland by the Government of Ireland Act, 1920, and the moneys to be provided for the erection of Government buildings under that Act, will be taken into account for the purpose of ascertaining the amount of the contribution payable by Northern Ireland in respect of Imperial expenditure?
§ Mr. McNEILL
The answer is in the negative. Under the Government of Ireland Act, the contribution of Northern Ireland is to be fixed at such amount as the Joint Exchequer Board may determine to be just, having regard to the relative taxable capacity of Northern Ireland. My hon. Friend will find recommendations as to the manner in which the latter expression should be interpreted in the Final Report of the Northern Ireland Special Arbitration Committee (Command Paper 2389), of which I am sending him a copy.