Samuels, Arthur W. 'The financial relations of Great Britain and Ireland: the expenditure account'. - Dublin: Journal of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland,Vol. X Part LXXVII, 1896/1897, pp292-320
Journal of The Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland Vol. X Part LXXVII 1896/1897
The majority Report of the Financial Relations Commission
"That whilst the actual tax revenue of Ireland is about one-eleventh
of that cf Great Britain, the relative taxable capacity of Ireland is
very much smaller, and is not estimated by any of us as exceeding
Lord Farrer, Lord Welby, and Mr. Bertram Currie report that
"We find from the returns that Ireland's taxation contributed in
the year 1893-1894 one-eleventh of the whole tax revenue of the United
Kingdom, or £6,643.719 out of £82,439,755. If she had contributed
in proportion to her suggested taxable capacity, she would have contributed
not more than one-twentieth of the whole, or £4,121,987. In
other words, she contributed about two and a-half millions more than
she would have contributed if taxed according to what we believe to be
her relative taxable capacity."
Sir David Barbour reports that:
"Ireland paid in 1893-1894 about two and three-quarter millions
sterling more than she would have paid if the total revenue taken from
her had been in proportion to her taxable capacity."
Mr. Childers, in his Draft Report, states that in 1893-94 Ireland
"in round numbers about two and three-quarter millions in excess of
that which she would have contributed if taxed according to her relative
The English Press, with a few notable exceptions, has urged that
these findings should be put aside as "vitiated" and "one-sided."
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