* THE SECRETARY FOR SCOTLAND (Lord BALFOUR of) BURLEIGH
The Return for which I have given notice to move is an agreed one, and I hope the House will have no objection to giving the order for it to be prepared. Returns of a similar kind have already been granted by Parliament to the Royal Commission on Local Taxation in the case of the English and Scottish authorities, and we now ask for a Return with regard to Ireland.
Moved, For a Return showing, with respect to each rural and urban district, union, county, and county borough in Ireland, the rateable valuation of (1) lands; (2) buildings; (3) railways; (4) all other kinds of rateable property; and (5) Government property exempt from rating, according to the valuation lists issued on I 1st March, 1900, for rating purposes for the following twelve months.
For the purpose of this return:—(1) "land" includes all land the valuation of which is entered in the land column of the valuation lists; (2) "buildings" include all houses, shops, warehouses, mills, factories, and other structures valued as buildings in the valuation lists, except railway buildings included in "(3)"; (3) "railways" include station-houses, depots, signal cabins, and other railway buildings; (4) "all other kinds of rateable property" include quarries, mines, gasworks, waterworks, canals, and all other property which is valued on profits, except railways; also half rents of exempted property; (5) "Government property": this includes all property in occupation of the Crown on which bounty in lieu of rates is paid.—(Lord Balfour of Burleigh.)
§ On Question, Motion agreed to.
§ Return ordered to be laid before the House.