§ MR. T. W. RUSSELL (Tyrone, S.)
I beg to ask the Solicitor General for Ireland whether there is any rule prohibiting officials in the Public Service taking part in contested elections; and if the rule applies to gentlemen filling the office of Crown Solicitor in Ireland?
§ THE SOLICITOR GENERAL FOR IRELAND (Mr. E. CARSON, Dublin University)
Crown Solicitors and Sessional Crown Solicitors in Ireland are prohibited by rules regulating their office from acting, directly or indirectly, as agents at, or in preparation for, any election on behalf of any candidate for representation in Parliament of their respective counties, or any borough or 317 town within the same. I cannot give the hon. Member any information as to the rules regulating Departments of the Public Service other than the Law Department.