HC Deb 07 April 1887 vol 313 c675
MR. M'CARTAN(for Mr. GILHOOLY) (Cork, W.)

asked the Secretary to the Treasury, Whether the officer of Inland Revenue stationed at present in Bantry is to be removed, and the duties which he now performs are to be executed by the Inland Revenue officer stationed at Skibbereen; whether the district in which Bantry and Castletown-mere are situated extends 50 miles from Skibbereen; and, whether, considering the great inconvenience which this would involve to poor persons applying for probate of wills and letters of administration, he will reconsider the proposed change?


The removal of the Revenue officer at Bantry is in contemplation; but no step will be taken without fully considering the requirements of the district and the convenience of the inhabitants. The districts of Bantry and Castletownmere ex-tend from 40 to 50 miles west of Skibbereen. Inconvenience to persons seeking grants of probate is not apprehended, such cases arising in that district being inconsiderable in number.