HC Deb 15 March 1895 vol 31 cc1156-7

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether the Local Government Board for Ireland have had their attention called to the fact that the chaplain to the Tubbercurry Workhouse is actively interfering, publicly and privately, in the Poor Law Elections now proceeding in Tubbercurry Union; and are union officials permitted by the rules of the Local Government Board to interfere in elections of Guardians constituting the Board under which they serve; and, if not, what steps will be taken to prevent this gentleman from infringing the Board's regulations?


A complaint has been made to the Local Government Board of certain proceedings on the part of the Chaplain of this workhouse in connection with the election of Guardians, and the Board have apprised the rev. gentleman that a person in receipt of a salary from the rates ought not to interfere in such elections beyond the exercise of his ordinary right of voting and his privilege of nominating candidates. There is nothing in the Board's regulations bearing on this subject.