asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies who is responsible for the collection of revenue in Southern Ireland; if he has any information as to how much revenue was raised in Southern Ireland during the last financial year; and whether he will ask the Provisional Government in Dublin to supply figures showing the amount of same?
Under Articles 2 and 6 of the Provisional Government (Transfer of Functions) Order, 1922, all functions relating to the assessment, levying arid collection of taxes in Southern Ireland have been transferred to the Provisional Government as from 1st April, 1922. The Customs and Excise revenue attributable to Southern Ireland far the last financial year was approximately £19½ millions and that collected £21½ millions. As far as Inland Revenue is concerned no figure is available. By virtue of Article 14 (1) of the Transfer of Functions Order, the Imperial Revenue Departments are, for the time being, collecting Southern Irish Revenue as paid agents for the Provisional Government.