§ COLONEL NOLAN (Galway, N.)
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he could state in what month the money in aid of local rates will be paid to the authorities in Ireland; and, when the anomaly of £1,000,000 having been paid in England against £5,000 in Ireland will be brought to a close?
§ *MR. GOSCHEN
I am informed that it is expected that the proportion of the probate duty grant payable to the Boards of Guardians in Ireland will be distributed during the present month; but the similar distribution to the road authorities cannot be made till they have 1392 furnished certain necessary information, and will, therefore, probably have to be deferred till next month.
§ COLONEL NOLAN
What is the approximate date when the money is to get into the hands of the local authority? Will it be in a week or a fortnight?