§ MR. BYRNE (Wicklow, W.)
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether the board of guardians of the Baltinglass Union, county of Wicklow, were within their absolute legal rights in re-appointing Mr. J. R. Dagg to the office of Superintendent Registrar for the district of Baltinglass, under the powers vested in them by 26 Vic. c. 11, sees. 23, 26, and 27 Vic. 90, sec. 10; and, whether, on the other hand, the appointment of Mr. Middleton to the office of Superintendent Registrar by their Excellencies the Lords Justices was illegal; and, if so, whether he will take steps for the removal of Mr. Middleton, and the adoption of the officer selected by the Guardians?
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY (Mr. JOHN MORLEY) (Newcastle-on-Tyne)
Sir, this matter is at present under the consideration of my right hon. and learned Friend the Attorney General for Ireland. He has directed further inquiry to be made. If the hon. Member will be good enough to repeat the Question in about a week's time, I hope to be able to give an answer.