HC Deb 19 June 1884 vol 289 cc798-9

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury, What amount of Revenue money the Provincial Bank of Ireland generally holds; whether any other Bank in England or Scotland holds a similar monopoly; and, whether the Provincial Bank of Ireland facilitates the Revenue business by giving attendance of their clerks at the Revenue Offices in Ireland, similar to that given by the Bank of England and its agents, and by the Bank of Ireland at Dublin; and, if not, could he state the reason?


The Provincial Bank of Ireland holds, on an average, £35,000 of Inland Revenue money. In England the Inland Revenue accounts are kept with various banks; in Scotland by certain banks in rotation. The Provincial Bank gives every necessary facility for the receipt of Revenue money, the arrangements for paying in being the same in the Three Kingdoms.