§ MR. ARTHUR O'CONNOR
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury, with reference to page 25 of the Finance Accounts, What are the fees formerly payable to the Attorney General for Ireland, and amounting to £109 11s. 8d. which are credited to the Chief Secretary's Office; what they are for, and by whom they are paid?
§ MR. HIBBERT
These fees are payable upon the grant of Letters Patent, Charters, &c. They were formerly retained by the Attorney General, but had since 1878 been paid into the Exchequer, as the holders of them have received a commuted allowance in lieu. These payments are extra receipts on the Vote for Law Charges (Ireland), which are accounted for by the Chief Secretary's Office.