HC Deb 31 May 1886 vol 306 cc500-1
MR. T. M. HEALY (Londonderry, S.)

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Is it the fact that, although in accordance with his suggestion, a memorial of five Justices has been sent to the Viceroy to appoint additional polling places for the Coroner's election in North Antrim, the High Sheriff has fixed the nomination for Monday (to-day) and the polling for Wednesday; and, will the Government take any steps to secure proper facilities to the voters in the district for recording their votes?


I re- ceived, on the 28th of this month, a copy of the original memorial sent to the Lord Lieutenant in regard to this matter. I find, upon inquiry, that it was received in Dublin yesterday. The writ having been issued, and the dates of nomination and the polling having been fixed, there is, I am advised, no power to deal with the matter before the coming Election. I should explain that these fixtures ware made before the Question of the hon. and learned Member, some days ago, was put.

In reply to a further Question,


said, he had every reason to believe that the arrangements had been made in perfect good faith.