MR. PATRICK O'BRIEN (Kilkenny)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury if he will state what is the average amount to be adjusted annually between 1111 the Inland Revenue Department in Dublin and the Irish Post Office; why the adjustment is not made at once in Dublin between the Receiver-General of Inland Revenue for Ireland and the Irish Post Office; and what purpose is served by sending the postal and post office orders to London and again returning these papers to Dublin before adjustment is made.
§ THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY (Mr. VICTOR CAVENDISH, Derbyshire, W.)
The sums annually adjusted between the two Departments referred to amount to about £207,000. £87,000 of this represents revenue collected by means of free money orders, and departmental convenience necessitates its adjustment in London; but this arrangement does not involve a two-fold transmission of papers between London and Dublin. The larger portion, viz., £120,000, is adjusted in Dublin.