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County Kerry (Land Purchase Liabilities)

Volume 65: debated on Tuesday 28 July 1914

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asked the Chief Secretary what is the total amount deducted annually from Grants-in-Aid to Kerry during the years 1903 to 1914, respectively, in respect of land purchase liabilities; how much is annually due through defaulting annuitants; whether the county council have on several occasions asked for particulars of those cases and been refused; and will he say why this has been done?

The following statement shows (1) the net amounts added to or deducted from the share of county Kerry in the Estate or Death Duty Grant for each year from 1903 to 1914 in respect of land purchase liabilities, and (2) the additions or deductions during those years in respect of arrears of land purchase annuities:—

Year.(I.)(II.)
Net AdditionsNet Deductions.Net AdditionsNet Deductions.
£s.d.£s.d.£s.d.£s.d.
190316915111128
19049519317197
190528421297195
190624172*25227
19075971120611
190862051761179
19092,958952,05124
191021013245161
19111,1561021,078158
1912307810480191
191331827176135
1914751983265
* This sum was deducted in the year 1907.
With regard to the question of supplying to the county council a list of defaulting annuitants, I would refer the hon. Member to my previous replies on this subject, and in particular to the reply given to the hon. Member for Cork City on the 14th March, 1911.