§ MR. GILHOOLY (Cork, W.)
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether Constable Lark, who is stationed at Glengariffe, County Cork, left a voting paper at the Eccles Hotel; whether, not having received the paper on the proper day, he again called for it on the following day, contrary to the general Regulations of the Local Government Board for Ireland; and, whether, having regard to the fact that an objection has been made to the votes of Mrs. Eccles for the reason here stated, he will direct that they shall be disallowed?
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY (Mr. A. J. BALFOUR) (Manchester, E.)
I am informed that the constable did call a second time for the voting paper, as stated, leaving the legal point to be decided by the Returning Officer. But as The votes were given for the defeated candidate, they did not affect the result.