HC Deb 17 May 1886 vol 305 cc1159-60
MR. O'HANLON (Cavan, E.)

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether complaint was made on the 6th instant, to the Clerk of the Board, that John Taylor, who is a rate collector for a district of the Lurgan Poor Law Union, served "wrongfully filled notices upon ratepayers for the purpose of depriving them of having votes;" and, whether the Local Government Board will hold an inquiry into this matter?


, in reply, said, he could not answer the last Question. The notices to which the hon. Gentleman referred in his printed Question were made out in the clerks' office from the rate-books. The sole duty of the collector as distinguished from the clerk was to deliver the notices at the addresses they bore. In one case it was represented to the clerk by the person concerned that the form was made out in the wrong name. The clerk altered the form and the rate-book accordingly, and the collector had nothing to do with this matter. He (Mr. John Morley) considered it was not necessary to hold an inquiry.


said, as his name had been mentioned in this matter, he might state that the person referred to was not in his employment, and had no connection with his estate.