HC Deb 04 April 1859 vol 153 cc1300-1

said, he would beg to ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury are disposed to permit the repayment of the sums due by certain Irish Counties for the improvement of the navigation of the Lower Bann to be spread over ten years, or some longer term than five years, the period now prescribed for that purpose?


replied, that memorials from the Grand Juries of some of the Counties referred to, pray- ing that the payments should be spread over a longer term than five years, had been received at the Treasury, and remitted to the Irish Board of Works for their report. The Treasury, he apprehended, had no power to grant any extension of time without vitiating the whole of the transaction.