HC Deb 18 June 1883 vol 280 cc783-4

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether he is aware of the inconveniences occasioned to voters throughout Ireland from the great distances they have to go in many cases to attend the Revision Courts; whether he will introduce a clause into the promised Registration of Voters Bill providing that a court shall be held at each polling place for the revision of the voters' lists; and, whether, in case the Bill does not become Law in time for the next revision, he will communicate with the County Court Judges with a view to obviating the inconvenience?


I am aware, Sir, that in counties where the registry is contested some inconvenience to individuals must arise from being obliged to attend the Revision Courts at Quarter Sessions towns; but I can hold out no promise of providing that a Revision Court shall be held at each polling place. The objections to this course are such as to render it quite impracticable. The Lord Lieutenant has power, with the advice of the Privy Council, to appoint additional places at which Revision Courts should be held, and any application made to His Excellency to exercise that power would, no doubt, receive careful consideration.