HC Deb 02 November 1911 vol 30 cc1131-2W

asked the Chancellor whether he is aware that, in the demand notes recently issued in Ireland for payment of Licence Duty, no deduction has been made as provided in the provision contained in Sub-section 2, Clause 4, Part II., of the Revenue Act of 1911; whether he is also aware that the collector of Customs and Excise in Dublin has no knowledge of this proviso; and whether, in view of the fact that the similar concession granted to licensed traders in England by Sub-section 1 of Clause 4 of the Revenue Act of 1911 has been acted upon in the demand notes issued in England, he will take steps to see that the words of the statute and the statement of the Attorney-General for England, made on behalf of the Government, are given effect to in Ireland?


The hon. Member is not correct in thinking that the provision contained in the concluding words of Sub-section (2) of Section 8 of the Revenue Act, 1911, has been overlooked, or that the Collector of Customs and Excise at Dublin has no knowledge of it. I am informed that several questions arising under this provision are at present under consideration by the Commissioners of Customs and Excise, but I will make further inquiry into the matter with the view of satisfying myself that full effect is being given to the intentions of the Government.