HC Deb 09 February 1897 vol 46 cc18-9
MR. PATRICK M'HUGH (Leitrim, N.)

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury what is the amount of money levied up to the present time on cesspayers in the county of Leitrim who gave a guarantee in connection with the Cavan, Leitrim, and Roscommon Light Railway; can he state the yearly poundage in Leitrim since the cesspayers were called on to pay the guarantee; and can he hold out any hope of an early release of the cesspayers from the present tax?


The answer to this Question is too full of figures to be conveniently given across the floor, but I will send the hon. Member a written statement on the subject. As he will have gathered from my previous answers on the subject, the matter is not one with which the Treasury has anything to do beyond paying to the Grand Jury their share of the guarantee as fixed by law, and fixing the amount to be paid in commuting that share.