HC Deb 16 June 1893 vol 13 c1179
MR. COLLERY (Sligo, N.)

In the absence of the hon. Member for North Leitrim, I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that Mr. James Faris, Clerk of the Peace for the County of Leitrim, neglected, at the last Presentment Sessions for the county at large, to enter a presentment for the printing of the Parliamentary Register of the county for the coming year; is there any rule in existence in Ireland requiring Clerks of the Peace to call for tenders for the printing of county registers, and to leave the contracts open to public competition; and will he, in the interests of the cesspayers, be good enough to order an inquiry into the action of Mr. Faris in regard to the printing contract for the County Leitrim Parliamentary Register in this and previous years?


There is no statutory enactment or rule requiring the Clerk of the Peace to advertise for tenders for the printing of the Parliamentary Registers. The Grand Jury are the Body whose business it is to protect the interests of the cesspayers in matters of this kind, and I am not aware that the Government are called upon or entitled to interfere.