HC Deb 23 February 1885 vol 294 cc1026-7

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, with regard to recent action on the part of the Local Government Board (England), What measures have been adopted by the corresponding Irish Department, or by any Department of the Irish Executive, to provide for the due and prompt discharge by Dish officials of their duties under the new Franchise Act as to the registering of persons entitled to exercise the Parliamentary franchise?


If the hon. Member's Question has reference to a Circular issued on the 7th instant by the English Local Govern- ment Board, dealing with the question of how rates are in future to be made to meet the requirements of Section 9 of the Representation of the People Act, I may inform him that instructions on the same subject were issued to the Local Authorities by the Irish Local Government Board a week previously—namely, on the 31st ultimo.