HC Deb 17 March 1898 vol 55 c98

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (1) has he received a copy of a resolution passed at a recent meeting of the Governors of the Monaghan and Cavan Asylum, in which they call attention to the finding of the Royal Commission on the Financial Relations between Great Britain and Ireland, that Ireland is overtaxed to the extent of nearly £3,000,000 per annum, and express their opinion that the remission out of past surcharges in taxation of instalments still due on building and equipment loans for asylums would prove a useful application of some of the moneys alleged to be overpaid in Ireland, and request the Government to take over the control of asylums as they have taken over the prisons; and (2) can he give effect to these recommendations in the Local Government Bill?


The reply to the first paragraph is in the affirmative, and to the second in the negative.