HC Deb 11 March 1887 vol 312 cc15-6
MR. KENNEDY (Sligo, S.)

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether it is the intention of the Commissioners of Inland Revenue to abolish the collectorship at Sligo, the most important port and town on the West Coast of Ireland after Limerick; and, if so, whether there will then be no Head Office between Londonderry and Galway; whether the Corporation, the Grand Jury, the Harbour Board, and trading community of Sligo have passed Resolutions and forwarded Memorials against the abolition of this office; and, whether the traders of the counties of Sligo, Leitrim, Roscommon, and Longford have given expression to their opposition to the proposed change; and, if so, whether the public feeling will be considered by the Inland Revenue Commissioners?

MR. P. M'DONALD (Sligo, N.)

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether he has received a copy of the Resolution unanimously passed at a meeting of the merchants of Sligo and the adjoining counties, protesting against the contemplated removal of the Collector of Inland Revenue and his staff from Sligo; and, if not. whether he will inquire into the matter, and recommend to the Commissioners of Inland Revenue to consider the wishes of the traders of four out of five of the counties of Connaught?


(who replied) said, (he question of abolishing the collectorship at Sligo was under consideration. In the event of its being abolished there would be no other collector between Londonderry and Galway; but there would be several supervisors and officers, and no inconvenience would be caused. Memorials had been received from the Corporation, the Harbour Board, and also from the public living in the district with reference to the proposed change, and those Memorials would be fully considered.