HC Deb 30 April 1883 vol 278 c1435

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether it is true that, in the levy of extra police tax on townlands, in the district of Eglish, King's County, the only persons exempted from the tax are Mr. George Mitchell, son of the Sessional Crown Solicitor, and Mr. W. Maxwell, Mr. Mitchell's brother in law; who suggested or caused this exemption; whether it was known to, and approved by, the superintendent magistrate of the district; and, whether the reasons for it, if any, were made known to His Excellency the Lord Lieutenant, and obtained his sanction?


Sir, the facts as to the exemption are as stated. It was recommended by the Resident Magistrate and Sub-Inspector of the District, approved by the Special Resident Magistrate, and sanctioned by the Lord Lieutenant, to whom the reasons were made known.