HC Deb 18 October 1909 vol 12 cc108-9W

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he can state the weight of raw tobacco cleared, the value in money of the duty on raw tobacco, the amount repaid in drawback on tobacco offal, and the net receipts from duty on raw tobacco, in each of the months of May, June, July, August, and September in the years 1908 and 1909?


presented the following statement:—

when the estimate of 4s. was arrived at, it was based on the assumption that it meant half the maintenance of each patient; and whether, as provisions have increased in price and large sums of money have been spent in building and fitting up quarters to accommodate the increase in patients, he will he able to see his way, either by legislation or otherwise, to increase the capitation grant?


I have not seen the resolutions referred to, but I presume they relate to the payment from the local taxation (Ireland) account to county councils under Section 58 of the Local Government (Ireland) Act, 1898, of a 4s. capitation grant for pauper lunatics in district asylums. The question of the sufficiency of this grant can only be discussed as part of the larger question of the relation between Imperial and local taxation.