HC Deb 06 September 1887 vol 320 cc1353-4
MR. W. A. MACDONALD (Queen's Co., Ossory)

asked the Secretary to the Treasury, Whether he is aware that an opinion has been universally expressed by Boards of Guardians in Ireland that the cost of remunerating clerks of Unions employed in connection with the work of Parliamentary registration should be defrayed out of Imperial funds, instead of, as present, out of local rates; and, whether similar representations have reached him from England; and, if so, whether he will consider the advisability of introducing legislation dealing with the subject?


I understand that the Irish Government has received from Boards of Guardians expressions of opinion in the direction indicated by the hon. Member. No similar representations have been made to the Local Government Board in England; and I am not aware of any intention on the part of the Government of initiating legislation on the subject.