COURTS OF JUSTICE BILL, 1923. - REQUEST FOR RETURNS.

I move:—

"That the Minister for Finance be requested to lay on the table of the House a statement showing—(a) the total amount of interest-bearing land stock on 31st March, 1923; (b) the amount of interest, and repayments on account of principal, due during the financial year; (c) the amount received on these accounts; (d) to what fund these sums are finally credited and where they appear on the estimates, if at all; (e) whether they belong to the British or Irish Government."

I second.

Motion put and agreed to.

I move:—

"That the Minister for Finance be requested to lay on the table of the House a statement showing details of payments made to Great Britain for adjustment of revenue, under their different headings, and the receipt from Great Britain of payments made for a similar reason."

My object in moving these motions is merely to seek information. In the first case no returns have been made since 1922.

AN CATHAOIRLEACH

I do not know whether these returns are likely to occupy the time of many people.

These returns have always been made. I have made inquiries and find that that is so.

I beg to second.

Motion put and agreed to.
The Seanad adjourned at 5.10 p.m., until 3 o'clock on Wednesday, March 26th.