MR. T. W. RUSSELL (Tyrone, S.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether the auditor of the Local Government Board 1571 has recently made any Report as to the financial condition of the Killarney Union, and if he can give the substance thereof; whether it is true that £5,031 of the poor rate remained uncollected at the close of the year, and that £2,122 of the seed rate was still outstanding; and if he can state what the Local Government Board propose to do in the matter?
THE CHIEF SECRETARY FOR IRELAND (Mr. J. MORLEY,) Newcastle-upon-Tyne
I am informed that the Auditor's Report in the case of the Killarney Union was entered on the Union Ledger and submitted to the Board of Guardians in ordinary course. The Report was published in the local newspapers, from which the hon. Gentleman can obtain the information he desires in answer to the first paragraph. As regards the second paragraph, I understand that on the 24th of March the outstanding balances in respect of poor rate and seed rate had been reduced to £3,966 and £2,037 respectively. The Local Government Board have addressed a communication to the Guardians warning the collectors that unless their collections were brought to a satisfactory close within a specified period they would find it necessary to remove them from office.