HC Deb 17 March 1884 vol 286 c41

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, If, as President of the Local Government Board, he will inquire whether Mr. Edward P. O'Kelly, of Baltinglass, County Wicklow. is duly rated on a valuation of £27 5s whether he was nominated as a candidate for the office of Poor Law Guardian, on the 4th instant, in the Union of Baltinglass; and, whether the returning officer, Mr. Dagg, rejected the nomination paper; and, if so, on what grounds?


, in reply, said, it was true that Mr. O'Kelly was rated for the sum mentioned; but some of the lands were held as immediate lessor, in which case he was obliged to make a claim as required by law. He did make a claim, but it was found to be informal, and his valuation being thus reduced below the amount required by law his nomination was rejected.