HC Deb 31 March 1892 vol 3 cc344-5
MR. KNOX (Cavan, W.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether four gentlemen have recently been appointed Justices of the Peace of the County Cavan who are possessed of qualifications, but do not reside in the Bailieborough Union; whether, at a recent attempted election of a matron of the union workhouse, an equal number of votes were given to two candidates; and whether the gentlemen recently appointed Justices of the Peace will be entitled to vote at the adjourned election, or on any other occasion prior to the 29th September?


The Clerk of the Bailieborough Union reports that the names of four gentlemen who are non-resident Justices of the Peace have been recently placed on the list as ex-officio Guardians, making for the union 16 elected and 16 ex-officio Guardians. I have no information as regards the second paragraph. Assuming that the gentlemen referred to possess the qualifications required for ex-officio Guardians by Statute, they will be entitled to take part in the proceedings at any meeting of the Board.