HC Deb 17 February 1931 vol 248 c1070

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury how much money has been advanced by the British Government under the Land Purchase Acts since 1885 to tenant farmers in Ireland to enable them to purchase their lands under these Acts; and how much money has the British Government undertaken to guarantee under the Land Acts passed in the Irish Free State, namely, the Land Acts of 1923, 1926, 1927 and 1929?


The total amounts advanced by His Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom since 1885 under the Irish Land Purchase Acts are: In cash, £93,426,703 (including £5,279,229 advanced to Local Authorities under the Labourers (Ireland) Acts, 1906 and 1911). In stock, £38,279,857. The amount of Irish Free State 4½ per cent. Land Bonds guaranteed by His Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom outstanding on the 31st March last, the latest date for which figures are available, was £7,630,249.