§ MR. KILBRIDE
On behalf of the honourable Member for East Galway I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that Mr. G. Sherritt Golding, county cess collector for the barony of Longford, county Galway, had about 200 notices served between the 1st and 3rd of February on the cesspayers in the Killimore district; and whether, although they paid on the next day the collector visited the district, he was entitled to charge each of them 6d. costs?
§ MR. GERALD BALFOUR
The facts, I understand, are as stated in the first paragraph. The cost of serving the notices was stated, on each of the forms, to be 6d. The proceedings in these cases were taken under the Grand Jury Acts, which are administered by the Grand Juries, and, it is not for the Government to express any opinion as to the legality of the charges to which reference is made in the Question.