§ MR. BIGGAR
asked Mr. Solicitor General for Ireland, Whether Towns Commissioners, in towns under 6,000 inhabitants, can legally strike a rate divisible between landlord and tenant for supplying such town with water, and for other sanitary purposes, upon their being appointed an Urban Sanitary Authority by the Local Government Board, under the seventh section of "The Public Health Act, 1878," as if the same was done by the Board of Guardians as Rural Sanitary Authority?
§ THE SOLICITOR GENERAL FOR IRELAND (Mr. WALKER)
Town Commissioners of towns having less than 6,000 inhabitants who are made an Urban Sanitary Authority under the special powers conferred by the 7th section of the Public Health Act, 1878, must pay the expenses referred to out of a borough or town rate, or the borough fund, and not, as in the case of a small authority, out of poor rate divisible between landlord and tenant.