HC Deb 07 May 1908 vol 188 cc441-2

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury whether he will state the number of cases of breaches of the Excise game laws, brought to the notice of the Board of Inland Revenue by the Irish Game Protection Association last year, in which no action was taken by the Board; and whether, having regard to the evidence available that a large number of unlicensed persons continue to kill, sell, and buy game, the Board of Inland Revenue will take more vigorous measures to prevent the destruction of a national asset in Ireland.


There were twenty-five cases last year in respect of which, from one cause or another, no action was taken by the Board. All possible vigilance is exercised by the Board's officers to detect evasions of gun and game duty.