§ Mr. JEREMIAH MacVEAGH
asked the Secretary to the Treasury whether he can state what amount towards the Imperial taxation was drawn from Ireland in the 1353W year the Financial Relations Commission was sitting; what was the population of Ireland at that period; what amount Ireland contributed last year towards Imperial taxation; and what was the estimated population of Ireland last year?
§ Mr. HOBHOUSE
The amount of Imperial taxation contributed by Ireland (on the basis of calculation adopted in the Financial Relation Returns) in 1895–6 was £8,034,384, and the estimated population of Ireland in the middle of the calendar year 1895 was 4,559,936. The Irish contribution to Imperial revenue in 1908–9 was £9,250,500, and the estimated population in the middle of last year was 4,363,351. The corresponding figures for the rest of the United Kingdom are:—
1895–6.—Imperial Taxation. England and Wales … £88,303,211 Scotland … £11,435,320 Great Britain … £99,738,601 1895.—Population. England and Wales … 30,451,528 Scotland … 4,209,645 Great Britain … 34,661,173 1908–9.—Imperial Taxation. England and Wales … £123,243,000 Scotland … £16,037,500 Great Britain … £139,280,500 1908.—Population. England and Wales … 35,348,780 Scotland … 4,826,587 Great Britain … 40,175,367