§ MR. PINKERTON (Galway)
I beg to ask Mr. Attorney General for Ireland if he is aware that, in direct contravention of Section 77 of the Local Government (Ireland) Act, licensed premises are used as offices for the collection of rates; and if he will take steps to prevent this violation of the law.
§ MR. ATKINSON
The prohibition contained in the 77th Section is not absolute, but only conditional. I cannot therefore answer the question in its present general form. If the hon. Member will refer me to the particulars of some specific case in which the provisions of the 77th Section of the Act have been contravened, I will obtain a report as to the facts, and endeavour to reply.