HL Deb 25 July 1898 vol 62 c1103

I want to move an Amendment to this schedule. It is— To omit the words 'Corporation of The city of Dublin,' in line 20, and insert 'the council and the borough or other urban districts in which the premises are situated in respect of which the duties are paid.' The licensees' fees are £100 a year, and they have hitherto been paid to the commissioner of police. It is now proposed that they should be paid to the Corporation of Dublin, and it is contended, on behalf of the urban townships outside the city of Dublin, that they should not be paid to the corporation but should be paid to their councils instead. I think the noble and learned Lord will see the justice of the Amendment, and I hope he will be able to accept it.


I think I shall be better pleased if this matter were put off to the Report stage. There is every desire to meet the wishes of my noble Friend, but the Amendment would have to be carefully drafted. The matter is being considered with a desire, if possible, to meet the views of the noble Lord has expressed.

Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.

Motion made and Question put— That the third schedule stand part of the Bill.

Agreed to.