HC Deb 25 April 1904 vol 133 c1057

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury if he will state the total amount of Imperial revenue received respectively by the collectors of Inland Revenue and Customs at Dublin for the year ended 31st March, 1903; the total amount received by the collector of Inland Revenue for local taxation licences during the same period; and will he also say why the Collector of Inland Revenue at Dublin is not instructed to pay the proceeds of these Irish local taxation licences direct into the Bank of Ireland to the credit of the local taxation account instead of forwarding the money to London, as is done at present.


The total is £3,952,609, of which £414,261 was for local taxation purposes. The proceeds are paid into the Bank of Ireland; but as the payments in respect of the licences are required by law to be made from the Exchequer, they have first to pass through the Exchequer account before being paid to the local taxation account.