MR. PATRICK O'BRIEN
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether, in view of the fact that Mr. Edward Fitzgerald, a Poor Law Guardian of the Cork Union, was recently convicted on three charges of having forged and tendered proxy voting papers in his own favour when a candidate in a recent Poor Law election, any action will be taken by the Local Government Board to test the legality of the election of Mr. Fitzgerald and a number of other Guardians in the Cork Union alleged to have been returned at the late election by means of forged proxy votes?
§ * MR. JACKSON
Adjourned summonses in other instances are still pending against the newly-returned Guardian mentioned. The case has already engaged the attention of the Local Government Board, who, upon the completion of the legal proceedings, will come to a determination in the matter.