HC Deb 07 February 1893 vol 8 cc674-5
MR. EDWARD M'HUGH (Armagh, S.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland if he is aware that gentlemen in Ireland, on being notified that they have been approved of for the Magistracy, are required to pay £6 as stamp duties or fees before they can get their appointment, while under the same circumstances appointments in Scotland are issued free; and, if this is so, will he take steps to have the inequality remedied?


The fees denoted by stamp on a Commission of the Peace in Ireland are £6, and are payable under the rules of the Supreme Court. So far as I am aware, a fee is not payable in the case of the appointments of Justices of the Peace in Scotland.