§ MR. J. E. ELLIS (Nottingham, Rushcliffe)
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, What are the names, rateable values, and populations of the Unions in Ireland whose Boards of Guardians have been suspended by the present Government; and what are the dates of such suspensions?
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY (Mr. A. J. BALFOUR) (Manchester, E.)
The names and other particulars regarding the Unions in question are as follows, the valuation being that made on September 29, 1887, and the population being that of 1881:—Athy Union, valuation £111,064, population 27,961, dissolved June 18,1888; Ballinasloe Union, valuation £78,092, population 22,839, dissolved May 29,1888; Belmullet Union, valuation £10,885, population 16,451, dissolved October 12, 1887; New Ross Union, valuation £104,493, population 37,838, dissolved December 14,1886; and Swinford Union, valuation £40,988, population 53,714, dissolved February 2, 1888. In the case of the New Ross Union the Vice Guardians were discontinued in March last and a Board of Guardians re-elected.