§ MR. O'REILLY
asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland, Whether the Local Government Board, Ireland, have annulled the election of a Poor Law Guardian in consequence of the conduct in relation to it of a gentleman holding the Commission of the Peace; whether his conduct has been brought under the consideration of the Commissioners of the Great Seal; whether they have taken any action in the case, and what; and what is the name of the union and electoral division and of the magistrate in question?
§ SIR MICHAEL HICKS-BEACH
, in reply, said, that the election of a Guardian for Crossmolina, north electoral division of Ballina Union was disputed. The name of the magistrate in question was Mr. G. H. Jackson, of Fortlands, Ballina. The Local Government Board had annulled the election, and ordered a new one, on the ground that a majority of valid votes had not been obtained, Mr. Jackson having filled up and signed a proportion of the voting papers in the absence of the voter, It 1057 was stated in the newspapers that Mr. Jackson's conduct had been brought under the notice of the Commissioners of the Great Seal; but he (Sir Michael Hicks-Beach) had no information on this subject beyond what had appeared in the newspapers.