HC Deb 08 April 1884 vol 287 c31

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, If, as President of the Local Government Board (Ireland), a charge of misconduct on the part of Mr. Dagg, Returning Officer, and George Driver, Poor Rate Collector, has been brought under his notice, in regard to the election of a Poor Law Guardian for the electoral division of Rathdangan, in the union of Baltinglass; whether the complainants have applied to the Local Government Board for a sworn investigation; and, whether their application will be complied with?


Complaints have been made with respect to the course pursued by the Returning Officer and the Collector of Poor Bates in connection with this election, and a sworn inquiry has been asked for. The Local Government Board are not yet in a position to say whether there is any necessity for such an inquiry, as they have not received the explanation which the officers concerned may have to offer.