§ MR. DEASY
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether it is compulsory on Public Boards 276 in Ireland to appoint Inspectors under the Explosives Act of 1876; and, what responsibility do those Boards incur by making such appointments?
§ SIR WILLIAM HARCOURT,
in reply, said, it was the duty of the Local Authorities to appoint Inspectors under the Explosives Acts, and if they did not perform that duty they would have the responsibility which attached to Public Bodies which refused to perform the duty imposed by Parliament. In order to facilitate the matter, and not to put the Local Authorities in Ireland to unnecessary expense, the Government of Ireland had, ho believed, signified their permission that the Constabulary might be employed as Inspectors if the Local Authorities thought fit to do so.