HC Deb 30 October 1882 vol 274 c364

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, What was the result of the investigation which he, as President of the Local Government Board (Ireland), ordered to be held relative to the election of a Poor Law guardian for the Killiskey Electoral Division of Rathdrum Union; and, whether he will lay the Report of the Poor Law Inspector who held the inquiry, and the Correspondence between the Local Government Board and the clerk of the union, upon the Table of the House?


The result of the investigation has been that the Local Government Board decided that Mr. Crofton had not obtained a majority of valid votes at the election of Guardians held in March last, and they ordered a new election. The new election was held last month, and resulted in the return of Mr. John Gaskin. If the hon. Member moves for the Correspondence he can have it; but it is voluminous, and will take some time to prepare for presentation.