HC Deb 25 February 1886 vol 302 c1201

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether it is a fact that, last year, a person named Townsend, agent of Sir Roger Palmer, baronet, failed to make a return, which he was bound to make under the "Representation of the People Act, 1884," of the names of nearly two hundred Parliamentary voters in the district of Push, county of Dublin; and, if so, whether he will take steps to enforce the penalties provided by the Act against Townsend?


I am informed that Mr. Townsend did omit to make the Return provided for by the Representation of the People Act, 1884. I will consult my right hon. and learned Friend the Attorney General for Ireland as to whether a prosecution should be instituted, and, if so, by whom.