§ 57. Mr. MACLEAN
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer when the powers and conditions under the title "general finance" in the Irish Land Act, 1903, and of Sections 1 and 2 of the Irish Land Act, 1909, were repealed or amended?
§ Major ELLIOT
It would be impossible, within the limits of an answer to a question, to set out in detail the extent to which the Land Purchase Acts may have been modified or affected in consequence of the establishment of separate Governments in Ireland. Stated very shortly the 443 position is that, while new purchase agreements have been arranged and financed under post-Treaty legislation in the Irish Free State since 1923, and in Northern Ireland since 1925, the main provisions of the Land Purchase Acts, taken together, remain substantially intact, particularly in regard to such matters as the service of the stock issued, and the purchase annuities payable, under those Acts.