§ MR. COGAN (Wicklow, E.)
To ask the Secretary to the Treasury whether he is aware that the Local Taxation (Ireland) Account is a practically inexpensive fund, and that, on the contrary, the charges upon that fund have expanded during the past six years, and that they are likely to show further increases; and, if so, whether he will seek to amend The Superannuation Act, 1887, so that the sums equivalent to the capitation grant deducted from the pensions of asylum inmates now paid into the Exchequer will in future be placed to the credit of the Irish Local Taxation Account.
(Answered by Mr. McKenna.) The total amount at stake is small, and I do not think it desirable to propose legislation 35 for the purpose of making the law on this subject in Ireland different from the law in England.