HC Deb 17 February 1881 vol 258 c1080

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ire-laud, Whether he has received official notification of a resolution passed unanimously on the 3rd instant at a meeting of the Corrofin (Clare) Board of Guardians, by which it is declared— That they notice with regret that the Joint Report of the Land Commissioners proposes to exclude farms rented at £50 and upwards from the Feaefit of the now Land Bill. That they believe such a limit would leave the greater portion of the land grievance untouched. * * * That they view with alarm the consequences of having any considerable section of the farming class excluded from the benefits of the new Land Bill?


Sir, I have received no resolutions of the kind; but I must state that resolutions passed by Boards of Guardians are sent to me as President of the Local Government Board, and that Boards of Guardians are appointed for the purpose of canning out the Acts for the relief of the poor, and not for any other purpose, except for carrying out the Sanitary Acts; and, therefore, it is not in my province to take notice of resolutions on other matters of Boards of Guardians.