§ MR. DELANY (Queen's County, Ossory)
To ask Mr. Attorney-General for Ireland whether he can state what portion of the fines imposed at Mountmellick Petty Sessions go to the town commissioners.
(Answered by Mr. Atkinson.) The only fines imposed at Mountmellick Petty Sessions which are payable to the town commissioners are those for the offence of drunkenness committed within the township, contrary to the Licensing Act, 1872, Section 12. In such cases, where the town commissioners prosecute, the whole of the fine is payable to them; and when the police prosecute, half of the fine is payable to the town commissioners and half to the police.