HC Deb 26 May 1881 vol 261 cc1332-3

asked the Secretary o the Treasury, If it is the intention of the Commissioners of Inland Revenue to instruct their officers in Belfast to permit persons, whose applications for transfers and confirmations yf publicans' certificates may not be heard until the annual licensing sessions on 30th October, to continue trading from the date their licences expire until that date, without requiring such person, as last year, to obtain ad interim authority from the Lord Lieutenant?


The Board of Inland Revenue intend to instruct their officers not to interfere with the sale of intoxicating liquors in the cases mentioned by the hon. Member pending confirmation of the licences at Quarter Sessions upon deposit being made of the proper amount of licence duty. This course has been approved by the Lord Lieutenant, and will be pursued in all similar cases in future, so that it will no longer be necessary to apply to the Lord Lieutenant for his ad interim authority.