HC Deb 18 March 1897 vol 47 c941

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (1) whether he has received from the Dublin Trades Council, representing a membership of 15,000, a resolution requesting the Government to take immediate steps to assimilate the different Poor Law and Municipal franchises in Ireland to the Parliamentary franchise; and (2) whether it is the intention of the Government to introduce legislation on the subject at an early date?


The reply to the first paragraph is in the affirmative. As I have already intimated, it is not in contemplation to introduce legislation this Session dealing with the Municipal and Poor Law franchise.