§ MR. HAYDEN (Roscommon, S.)
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he will state the name of each county council in Ireland, the name of the bank acting as treasurer, and the rate of interest allowed on credit balances on the current account of each council.
§ (Answered by Mr. Birrell.) The Local Government Board are in a position to state the names of the banks which act as treasurers to county councils, but have no information as to the special arrangements made by the counties with their treasurers in regard to overdrafts and credit balances. The Board have reason to believe that the publication of these arrangements between the banks and their customers would be objected to, and might lead to a reconsideration of them which would not be to the advantage of the counties in every case.