§ Mr. GINNELL
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will explain why Revenue officers in Ireland, in disregard of Section 86 (3) of the Finance (1909–10) Act 1910, demand and exact a Licence Duty of £6 6s. on a 25-horse power motor car, known to them to be used exclusively as a hackney carriage within the meaning of Section 4 of The Customs and Inland Revenue Act, 1888; and whether he will have any excessive payments of this kind already made refunded, and a correct demand made in future?
§ Mr. HOBHOUSE
Officers of Customs and Excise have nothing at all to do with the collection of the motor car Licence Duties in Ireland. By Order in Council of 2225 the 2nd August, 1910, made under Section 89 of the Finance (1909–10) Act, 1910, the administration of those duties in Ireland is vested in the County Councils and County Borough Councils.