§ MR. DOWNING
asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland, Whether he is aware that a deputation composed of the chairmen, vice-chairmen, and other guardians 311 of Poor Law Unions in Ireland, had an interview with the late Secretary, in Dublin, in the month of November, with the object of influencing the then Government to relieve the poor's rate from the additional burdens cast upon them, by imposing on the clerks of unions the transacting of business of a national and imperial character, as under the Juries, and Parliamentary and Municipal Acts; and, whether the Government have considered the alleged grievances, and are prepared to apply a remedy?
§ SIR MICHAEL HICKS-BEACH
, in reply, said, his attention was called to the subject by the Notice of the Question, and he had not received any representation with reference to it. The payment for business under the Juries Acts was not yet settled for England, and, therefore, he was not prepared to give any answer in relation to Ireland.