§ MR. J. P. FARRELL
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (1) whether he has received copies of resolutions adopted by all the Poor Law Boards of county Cavan asking for powers under the Local Government Bill to be given to the county councils to appoint a mining expert or engineer as one of the county officers; and (2) can he include such an office in the appointments to be made under the Bill?
§ MR. GERALD BALFOUR
I have received copies of the resolutions referred to in the first paragraph. I do not see my way to accepting the suggestion in the last paragraph.