§ MR. MAURICE HEALY (Cork)
I beg to ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether, in estimating the Irish share of the Probate Duty Grant as one-ninth in The Probate Duties (Scotland and Ireland) Act, 1888, this calculation took account of Probate Duty on Irish assets paid in England where the grant of probate or administration happened to be made in that country?
§ THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER
The division of the Probate Duty Grant between the three Kingdoms in the proportion of 80, 11, and 9 in 1888 was not based on the amount of Probate Duty paid in each. If it had been I am afraid that the Irish share would have been only half what it is.