§ MR. O'SULLIVAN
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?
§ MR. CAMPBELL-BANNERMAN
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.