HC Deb 29 March 1901 vol 92 c226
MR. LUNDON (Limerick, E.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether the amount paid by the Treasury in discharge of its liability to the Irish Local Taxation Account for the grant-in-aid wrongfully paid in 1898 out of that account, by passing a Supplemental Vote last July for the amount so paid, is now standing to the credit of the Irish Local Taxation Account in Dublin Castle; and will the Treasury make an Order for its payment to the different asylums for the maintenance of patients for the three months intervening between the change from the old calendar year to the new financial year, during which period the entire cost of maintenance fell on the local rates.


The amount of the Supplementary Vote taken in July last has been paid into the Local Taxation Account in the Bank of Ireland, and is available for the various purposes mentioned in Section 58 of the Local Government Act, 1898. The answer to the second paragraph is in the negative.


Will the Treasury issue a statement for the information of Irish Members?


I shall be very glad to attempt to explain the matter again if the hon. Members care to have my views on the subject when the Vote comes on.