§ CAPTAIN NOLAN
asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland, If the Local Government Board have received a statement from Mr. Rody Mollen of Clifden, to the effect that some of the votes recorded at the late election of the Brecon division of the Clifden Poor Law Union were invalid, the election having been determined by a single vote; and also does the Local Government Board intend to inquire into this matter?
§ SIR MICHAEL HICKS-BEACH
I am informed that Mr. Mollen, a defeated candidate in the late election for Guardians in the Clifden Union, has impugned the validity of some votes given at the election, and is now prosecuting a person for forgery at the petty sessions. The Local Government Board have withheld their decision as to whether there should be any inquiry until the result of the proceedings to which I have referred is known.