HC Deb 13 November 1906 vol 164 cc1301-2
MR. O'DOWD (Sligo, S.)

I beg to ask Mr. Attorney-General for Ireland whether he is aware that a magistrate, on his appointment to His Majesty's Commission of the Peace in Ireland, has, at present, to pay in stamp duty and other charges a sum amounting to £6; and whether, seeing that in England, Scotland, and Wales the total amount payable by a magistrate on his appointment in no case exceeds £2, steps will be taken by the Government to assimilate the law as it applies to Ireland in this regard with the other portions of the United Kingdom.


I am in communication with the Treasury on this subject.