§ MR. SWIFT MACNEILL
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury what action, if any, does the Irish Inland Revenue Department propose to take with reference to the refusal of Robert H. Johnston, the agent of the estate of Hugh Crofton, in the county Cavan, to give to two tenants on that estate, Terence M' Govern, who paid £6 4s. ren due and costs of ejectment process, and 'Thomas M' Govern, who paid £3 15s. rent and costs of ejectment process, stamped receipts for the sums so paid when requested so to do; and whether there is any and what, explanation of the failure of the Inland Revenue Department to take necessary steps to enforce the demand of the Messrs. M'Govern to Mr. Johnston for stamped receipts on the matter being brought under the notice of that Department.
§ The FINANCIAL SECRETARY of the TREASURY (Mr. VICTOR CAVENDISH,) Derbyshire, W.
The matter is under investigation by the Solicitor of Inland Revenue in Dublin. There is at present no evidence of a refusal on Mr. Johnston's part to give stamped receipts for the payments in question, and until this can be proved there is no ground for proceedings under Section 103 of the Stamp Act, 1891.