HC Deb 15 November 1932 vol 270 c942

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will state the aggregate value to date of the payments made by the British Exchequer to the different pensioners and land-stock holders for whom the Free State Government has declined to accept responsibility; and what is the amount to date collected in customs which are intended to make good these advances by the British taxpayer?


The Irish pensions paid up to date from the British Exchequer, in respect of which the Irish Free State Government have withheld their contributions, amount to £602,851. The sums charged to the British Exchequer to meet deficiencies on the Land Purchase Funds caused by the withholding of the land annuities by the Irish Free State Government amount to £1,142,419. Up to the 5th November, 1932, the revenue From the Special Duties imposed on imports from the Irish Free State amounted to £773,000.

57. Mr. LEWIS

asked the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs if he has any further information to give the House as to the dispute between this country and the Irish Free State?


I have nothing to add to previous statements on the subject, except that the Irish Free State Government have announced certain further bounties on goods exported to this country.