§ 45. Mr. McGOVERN
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he can state the total amount owing by Northern Ireland for land annuities?
§ The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER (Mr. Chamberlain)
No amount is owing by Northern Ireland for Land Purchase Annuities. The amount of such annuities in respect of purchase agreements entered into after the passing of the Government of Ireland Act, 1920, is recovered each year by deduction from the Northern Ireland share of reserved taxes. The amount of annuities in respect of purchase agreements prior to that date is not recoverable. Full details are give in the annual Estimate for the Land Purchase Commission, Northern Ireland (Class III: Vote 20).