§ MR. TUITE (Westmeath, N.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland why the Report of the Local Government Board Inspector, who held the inquiry under the Labourers (Ireland) Acts at Mullingar in September last, has not as yet been furnished to the Guardians of that Union?
*MR. J. MORLEY
The Local Government Board report that the inquiry referred to was held in November. The Inspector, who conducted the inquiry, employed a local reporter to take notes of the proceedings, and notwithstanding that repeated applications have since 1371 been made to the reporter for a transcript of his notes, he has failed to furnish it. The Guardians have been informed of the circumstances, and the question of holding a fresh inquiry is now under consideration. The delay is, Of course to be regretted, but the local reporter is entirely to blame for it.