HC Deb 19 March 1885 vol 295 c1689

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether, taking into consideration that in most cases the persons nominated for the office of Poor Law Guardian in Ireland and their nominators are utterly ignorant of matters of Law, he, as President of the Local Government Board in Ireland, will take care that they shall not, at the scrutiny of votes, be deprived of the presence and advice of their legal advisers, in order to support their rights; and, whether, as it is impossible to sufficiently inspect at the scrutiny the statements of claims lodged by owners, which are very long and contain complicated details, he will direct the returning officers to give, before the scrutiny, reasonable facilities to candidates and their legal advisers to ascertain the correctness of these statements of claim?


I have nothing to add to the answers I have already given to similar Questions recently.