§ MR. T. W. RUSSELL (Tyrone, S.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether the Killarney Board of Guardians has been dissolved under sealed Order by the Local Government Board; and if he can state the financial position of the Board when the Vice Guardians took charge of the Union?
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY FOR IRELAND (Mr. J. MORLEY,) Newcastle-upon-Tyne
The Killarney Board of Guardians was dissolved by sealed Order of the Local Government Board dated the 12th instant. The estimated liabilities of the Union on the 15th instant were £7,147, and the assets, including uncollected rates, were £4,636.
§ MR. T. W. RUSSELL
Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether amongst the assets is included a sum of £421 due by labourers for rents of cottages built out of the rates; also for what period have the paid Guardians been appointed?
§ MR. J. MORLEY
I am afraid I cannot answer either of those questions. I think, however, the amount of arrears is overstated.