HC Deb 20 April 1885 vol 297 c155

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether he has received a Memorial, addressed to him by the town clerks of nineteen of the Irish boroughs merged under the Seats Bill, praying for compensation for the loss which will be entailed upon them by superseding them in the duties, at present imposed on them by Law, in connection with preparing voters' lists; and, what answer he has sent to this Memorial?


I have received the Memorial referred to, and have acknowledged its receipt. The claim does not appear to me to be one that could be admitted, except in the extremely improbable event of its being recognized in England.