§ MR. JOHNSTON (Belfast, S.)
said, that as he did not see the hon. Member for Stephen's Green (Mr. Dwyer Gray) present, and as his Question was of great public interest, he would put the Question as follows: —To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether the Government proposes to take any steps this Session to secure that the Irish poor rate collectors shall he remunerated for the onerous duties imposed upon them by ' The Representation of the People Act, 1884,' and ' the Registration Act of 1885,' so that the registration of Parliamentary voters may be properly carried out in Ireland?
§ MR. SPEAKER
Order, order! The hon. Gentleman asks this Question, I suppose, in consequence of the ruling I gave the other day. If the hon. Gentleman is personally interested in the Question he can put it; but as there is nothing personal in the Question, it would be rather a stretch of power for the hon. Gentleman to put it for another Member without having received the sanction of the latter.