HC Deb 12 March 1885 vol 295 c880

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether the Local Government Board have issued any instructions to the different Clerks of Unions and Poor Rate Collectors in Ireland, pointing out to those officials the increased work which has been imposed on them under the new Franchise Act?


The Local Government Board have not issued any such instructions. As I stated, in reply to a Question of the hon. Member for Sligo (Mr. Sexton), on the 23rd ultimo, the Board have performed the duty imposed on them by the Act, and have prescribed an altered form of rate book; but they do not consider that it devolves on them to go any further than this in the matter.


asked if it was intended, in consequence of the increased work to be discharged by these officials, to improve their position?


That Question was asked the other day.