§ Mr. CHARLES ROBERTS
asked for an approximate estimate for the year ending 31st March, 1910, of what will be the revenue adjusted to give the true contribution of Ireland, and the total expenditure on Irish services; and what, if any, will be the contribution of Ireland to Imperial services for that year, on the same basis as the calculation in the Revenue and Expenditure Return No. 208 of Session 1909?
§ Mr. LLOYD-GEORGE
The amount contributed by Ireland to the revenue of the current financial year will, so far as I am1596W at present in a position to form an estimate, be approximately £8,674,000. The estimated total expenditure upon Irish services (including the Supplementary grants of this Session) is £10,935,000. The revenue from Irish sources will thus be insufficient to defray the cost of purely Irish services by approximately £2,261,000. In view, however, of the uncertainty which exists with regard to the amount of revenue which will be received between now and the end of the financial year, these estimates are very conjectural.