§ MR. MAURICE HEALY (Cork)
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether it is proposed to make any special provision this year for the appointment of assistant revising barristers in Ireland; whether he is aware that, in several of the constituencies, where political parties are closely balanced, the revision of the lists of Parliamentary voters last year (divided amongst several barristers) occupied over ninety days' judicial work; whether the authorities in Ireland have had it brought to their notice that this state of things (for which the Registration Act of 1885 only made provision for one year) is likely to continue; and, what the Government propose to do as regards the coming revision?
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY (Mr. JOHN MORLEY) (Newcastle-on-Tyne)
, in reply, said, that he believed that Revising Bar 839 risters would require, in some cases, additional assistance. What that assistance would be was under consideration.