HC Deb 22 July 1887 vol 317 cc1759-60
MR. BYENE (Wicklow, W.)

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether the revising officer appointed by the Commissioners of Valuation to revise and amend the valuation lists in the Baltinglass Union, Mr. George Craig, has neglected to separately value tenements which should properly have been valued, and whether he valued tenements separately that should not have been valued; and, whether Mr. Craig gave an undertaking last year to Messrs. E, P. O'Kelly and P. Byrne, Poor Law Guardians of the Baltinglass Union, to rectify such irregularities, and has neglected to do so, with the result that votes can be improperly claimed?


(who replied) said: I am informed that the revising officer, Mr. Craig, has not made separate valuations in the Baltinglass Union such as those referred to by the hon. Member; but he has, in some few instances, changed the name of occupiers and immediate lessors, which may affect the Poor Law franchise only, in consequence of a letter from the proprietor stating that such changes had been made by him on his property. The revising officer did give an undertaking to Messrs. E. P. O'Kelly and P. Byrne, Poor Law Guardians, to carry out the alterations referred to by them, and he informs me that he has done so. If the particulars of the cases referred to by the hon. Member are supplied, the Commissioners of Valuation will cause an inquiry to be made, and if inaccuracies be found to exist, the Commissioners of Valuation will have the corrections carried into the Union lists immediately.