CEISTEANNA—QUESTIONS. ORAL ANSWERS. - ALLOCATION OF AGRICULTURAL GRANT.

asked the Minister for Finance if he will state how the Agricultural Grant voted last year has been allocated as between the counties in the Saorstát, and of the amount advanced to Donegal how much is held against arrears of Land Commission annuities.

It is presumed that the Deputy refers to the Supplementary Agricultural Grant of £599,011 for the financial year 1925/26, which was voted by the Oireachtas in pursuance of the Local Government (Rates on Agricultural Land) Act, 1925. No deductions were made in the distributions on account of Land Commission annuities or for any other cause. The supplementary sum of £599,011 was allocated between the counties in the Saorstát as follows:—

Cavan

£15,896

10

0

Monaghan

13,387

0

0

Tirconaill

20,938

0

0

Clare

30,195

0

0

Cork

75,144

10

0

Kerry

26,877

0

0

Limerick

41,055

0

0

Tipperary, N.R.

18,667

0

0

Tipperary, S.R.

27,870

0

0

Waterford

19,693

0

0

Carlow

11,337

10

0

Chonndae na Midhe

29,555

10

0

Dublin

20,743

16

6

Kildare

15,740

10

0

Kilkenny

25,703

0

0

Laoighis

15,370

0

0

Longford

9,811

0

0

Louth

12,783

10

0

Offaly

14,973

10

0

Westmeath

17,552

0

0

Wexford

24,045

0

0

Wicklow

13,646

10

0

Dublin (City Treasurer)

317

13

6

Galway

31,591

10

0

Leitrim

10,291

10

0

Mayo

23,238

0

0

Roscommon

18,534

0

0

Sligo

14,053

10

0

Total

£599,011

0

0

That is the allocation of the normal agricultural grant when there are no deductions to be made.