MR. MAC NEILL (Donegal, S.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland will he explain why the lists of Parliamentary voters were not posted outside the police barrack at Carrick, County Donegal, this year, as has been the invariable practice every year since The Franchise Act, 1885, came into operation; is it the duty of the Constabulary to have these lists hung outside the barrack; and, if so, who is responsible for the neglect; and did the Clerk of the Peace give instructions this year to the Constabulary to have the lists posted outside the barracks for 14 days from the 21st of July, between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.; and, if so, why were his instructions disregarded?
MR. J. MORLEY
I am informed by the police that the Clerk of the Peace gave instructions that the lists should be posted at the barrack for the prescribed time and during the prescribed hours, and that the sergeant to whom these instructions were sent did not understand them as meaning that the lists should be posted outside the barrack. He states indeed, that owing to the wind and rain the lists could not be posted outside. I shall make further inquiry in the matter.