§ DR. R. AMBROSE
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland if he is aware that no portion of the tolls collected in the town of Newport, County Mayo, is spent on the cleansing and improvement of the town; and if it is legal for the landlord, i.e., Mr. Thomas O'Donnell, to collect the tolls, there being no weigh-bridge in the town?
§ MR. ASQUITH (for Mr. MORLEY)
I am not aware that any portion of the tolls is expended for the purpose stated, nor have I any means of ascertaining the terms upon which the tolls are collected. There is, I am informed, a weigh-bridge in the town, and the Laud Commissioners state that up to the present they have received no notification that persons selling or buying cattle in Newport had required the person in receipt of the tolls to provide any additional accommodation than that now existing for this purpose.