§ Mr. J. P. FARRELL
asked the Chief Secretary the total amount of capitation Grant paid in relief of county Longford rates to the upkeep of Mullingar Asylum last year; whether he is aware that, although the number of inmates in the asylum from that county entitles the county to Grants amounting to £2,200, only some £1,560 was actually paid; and will he explain by what authority the full sum was not paid?1050W
§ Mr. BIRRELL
The total amount payable to the County Council of Longford in the financial year 1912–13, in respect of the maintenance of lunatics in Mullingar Asylum was £2,350 6s. 4d., and of this amount only £2,109 8s. 8d. was paid. The abatement was made under the provisions of Section 58 (5) of the Local Government (Ireland) Act, 1898, the income of the local taxation account being insufficient to meet the sums payable thereout.