§ SIR THOMAS ESMONDE (Wexford, N.)
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland if he has received any communication from the National Bank with regard to the form of the proposed Receivable Order under the Land Purchase Act of 1903; and if he will agree to the suggestion made by that bank.
(Answered by Mr. Wyndham.) Yes, Sir, I have received a communication from the National Bank suggesting an alteration in the note which appears on the face of the new form of Receivable Order. The words, which it is suggested should be omitted from the note, were inserted to prevent the delays in accounting that arise from direct remittance being made to the office of the Land Commission instead of to the bank, and to facilitate payers of annuities who prefer to utilise the post for the remittance of cheques or postal orders for payment with the Receivable Order to the Bank of Ireland, instead of having to walk or drive to the nearest bank to lodge the money. I am of opinion that the words in question should be retained.