§ MR. D. SULLIVAN (Westmeath, S.)
(for Mr. H. CAMPBELL) (Fermanagh, S.) asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, If he can now state the result of his inquiries as to the practice adopted by the Poor Law Unions in Ireland, with regard to the service of the requisition forms under the Representation of the People Act?
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY (Mr. A. J. BALFOUR) (Manchester, E.)
I find by the Report of the Union clerks that the general practice is to deliver the requisition forms by hand to the persons rated, or leave them at the rated premises. In about 50 Unions, however, some of the forms were sent by post, 537 chiefly in cases where the persons taxed lived at a distance.