HC Deb 14 December 1900 vol 88 cc863-4

I beg to ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer if he can state what sum was remitted by the Bank of Ireland to London in the last financial year, as representing the excess of Excise, Customs, † See The, Parliamentary Debates [Fourth Series], Vol. lxxxvi., p. 1294. taxes, and other imposts collected in Ireland over the civil expenditure in Ireland.


The amount remitted by the Bank of Ireland in the financial year 1899–1900 was £4,000,000; but this only approximately represents the excess of receipts over civil expenditure in Ireland as the balance left in the exchequer account in the Bank of Ireland varies according to circumstances, and the larger part of this excess of receipts is required to meet Army and Navy expenditure in Ireland, which is paid for here.