HC Deb 28 July 1902 vol 111 cc1364-5

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether, seeing that the balance accumulated on the Local Taxation (Ireland) Account during the last three years is now close on £100,000, and is yearly increasing, he will say what accumulation he will consider sufficient to meet deficiencies, as specified in Section 58, Sub-section 5, of the Local Government (Ireland) Act, 1898; and when he intends to ask Parliament to distribute all that may not be required for deficiencies.


The question of the disposal of the unexpended balance on the Local Taxation Account is admittedly one of importance, but Parliamentary action in the matter must be postponed pending full consideration of the recent Report of the Royal Commission on Local Taxation.