HC Deb 22 February 1875 vol 222 cc621-2

asked Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, If it is a fact that the Collectors of Her Majesty's Customs at Limerick and other Custom Houses in Ireland refuse to take payment of Customs Duty unless such payments were made in gold or Bank of Ireland notes; and, if so, if he will explain to the House the reasons why the Custom House Officers are ordered to refuse the notes of the National Bank, the Provincial Bank, and the Northern Banks of issue?


, in reply, said, that no order whatever had been given to the collectors of Customs to refuse any banknotes. The question whether they would take any other than legal tender, which included Bank of England and Ireland notes as well as gold, was one entirely for themselves to decide, as they were responsible for paying over the money which they received.