§ 8. Mr. STOURTON
asked the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs whether he will take steps through the proper channels to inquire from the Irish Free State Government the total nominal amount of Four and a half per cent. Land Bonds still outstanding to be issued to those owners of property who had their property compulsorily purchased in 1931 under the Free State Land Act of that year, and also the amount of arrears of interest due to bondholders; and what action is being taken or is contemplated between the two Governments concerned to negotiate a speedy liquidation of the bondholders' claims?
Mr. M. MacDONALD
My right hon. Friend is having inquiries made into the matter. He hopes that he will be in a position to make a statement if the question is put again in a fortnight's time.