§ MR. M'CARTAN (Down, S.)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury whether he is aware that, in providing facilities for stamping deeds in Belfast, there was no provision made for impressing the necessary stamps on counterparts; and whether, considering the great inconvenience of having at present to send counterparts to Dublin to be there impressed with the counterpart die, he will have the defect in the Belfast office remedied as soon as possible?
§ * THE SECRETARY TO THE TREASURY (Sir J. T. HIBBERT,) Oldham
The fact is correctly stated in the first part of the question. I am advised that, having regard to the requirements of the Stamp Act relating to counterparts, these instruments must be stamped under the, "immediate superintendence" of the Board of Inland Revenue's solicitor for Ireland. This can only be done at the Dublin head office.