§ MR. HAYDEN (Roscommon, S.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that fees are charged for the inspection of weights and measures in the rural districts of Ireland; and, if so, will he state what is done with these fees, or whether they are paid into any, and, if so, what public account.
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY FOR IRELAND (Mr. WYNDHAM,) Dover
By Section 19 of the Weights and Measures Act, 1889, these fees are applied for the benefit of the Royal Irish Constabulary, upon whom, outside the metropolitan district, is placed by the Act of 1878 the duty of inspection. The fees are brought into a public account which is audited by the Comptroller and Auditor-General.