HC Deb 02 March 1905 vol 142 cc190-1
MR. MURPHY (Kerry, E.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether, seeing that the action of the Local Government Board taken on the report of their auditor, Mr. Browne, in drawing the attention of the Valuation Office to the present position in connection with the Limerick and Kerry Railway, has resulted in a loss of £486 12s. 4d. of the amount payable to the County Council of Kerry out of the Local Taxation (Ireland) Act, he will take any steps to prevent such loss, having regard to the fact that the Under-Secretary, on January 16th last. No. 637, wrote to the council that the apportionment of the proceeds of the purchase of the Limerick and Kerry Railway was duly and legally made.


It is impossible in an Answer to the hon. Gentleman across the floor of the House to explain in an intelligible manner the difficult questions of law involved in this matter, and their bearing upon the facts, but if he will be good enough to put down an unstarred Question for Monday I shall be happy to give a reply dealing with, the whole matter.

MR. FLAVIN (Kerry, N.)

Was it the duty of this boy auditor to give information to the Valuation Office?


He did nothing of the kind.