HC Deb 01 May 1891 vol 352 cc1848-9
MR. M'CARTAN (Down, S.)

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury whether he is aware of the very large number of agreements, deeds of transfer, &c, which have to be sent from Belfast to Dublin daily to be stamped there; and whether, considering the delay and inconvenience involved thereby, he will inquire if arrangements can be made whereby such stamps might be impressed at the Inland Revenue Office, Belfast?


The Government is quite aware of the importance of the business transacted at Belfast for which stamps are required, and with a view to meet the convenience of the inhabitants, the Treasury has already sanctioned a plan for the extension of stamping facilities to Belfast, and it will be put in operation as soon as the necessary arrangements can be made.