HC Deb 14 April 1910 vol 16 cc1554-5W

asked the Chief Secretary what was the amount of the deductions made from the grants payable to the Limerick County Council in respect of land purchase during the twelve months prior to the Act of 1909 becoming law; and what deductions have been made since the Act has come into operation?


In the month of March, 1909, there was deducted on account of land purchase liability from the share of county Limerick in the second instalment of the Estate Duty Grant for the year ended the 31st of that month a sum of £2,870 15s. 9d., of which £l,079 17s. 11d. was deducted from the share of the county Limerick County Council as a road authority, etc., and £1,346 1s. 7d. from the shares payable to the council on behalf of the guardians of unions wholly or partly included in the county, the balance of £444 16s. 3d. being deducted from the shares of the Limerick Corporation as a road authority and the portion of the Limerick Union in the city of Limerick. There have not been any deductions in this respect made from grants in the case of this county since the Irish Land Act (1909) came into operation.