HC Deb 06 May 1912 vol 38 c181W

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland how much of the annual financial loss incurred in respect of Ireland is due to Land Purchase, and how much to Old Age Pensions; and what it is estimated the total liability on account of Ireland, arising out of the legislation of the Liberal party since 1906, will be when the Insurance Act is in full operation?


I must refer the hon. Member to the White Paper circulated with the Government of Ireland Bill, which contains in addition to Estimates of the expenditure in 1912–13 on Land Purchase, Old Age Pensions, and National Insurance in Ireland, a rough forecast of the probable increase or decrease of expenditure on those services in future.