§ MR. LOUGH (Islington, W.)
To ask the Secretary to the Treasury whether the whole of the expenditure of £246,000, shown in the Treasury Return issued the 4th of July, 1903 as the cost of the collection of taxes in Ireland, is incurred in that country, and how the total is made up, setting out the details of £66,000 for Customs and the £180,000 for Inland Revenue separately.
§ (Answered by Mr. Victor Cavendish.)
§ The sum of £66,000 is made up as follows:—
- (a) £47,000 for effective Services, representing the actual cost of the Customs Staff in Ireland;
- (b) £5,000 for general superintending Staff and Law Charges (Salaries);
- (c) £14,000 for general non-effective Services (Superannuations)
§ The two sums (b) and (c) were not actually incurred in Ireland, but they represent the Irish share of these general charges which are divided, for the purposes of the Annual Return, between England, Scotland, and Ireland in the ratio of the amounts of revenue collected in each country.