HC Deb 25 October 1916 vol 86 cc1152-3W

also asked the Secretary to the Treasury whether the Land Purchase Aid Fund, known as the bonus payable to vendors under the Land Purchase Acts, which Parliament undertook to treat as an Imperial charge, is now being so treated in distinguishing between Irish and Imperial expenditure; if so, will he give a reference to the latest accounts in which this is shown; and, if not so, will he state the grounds and authority for the change in practice?


I am not aware of any such undertaking and I would refer the hon. Member to paragraph 18 of the Report of the Committee on Irish Finance (Cd. 6153 of 1912). There has been no change in the method of allocating the charge for the Land Purchase Aid Fund in the Financial Relations Returns.