§ MR. CULLINAN (Tipperary, S.)
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland if he will state what becomes of fines imposed under the Weights and Measures Act; whether fines under the Food and Drugs Act are transferred to county councils; and whether he will take steps to have the fines imposed under the former treated in the same manner as those in the latter.
(Answered by Mr. Walter Long.) Fines under the Weights and Measures Act are payable by statute to the Crown, and fines under the Food and Drugs Act to the prosecuting local authority. I am not prepared to introduce legislation to alter the application of these penalties.