MR. PATRICK O'BRIEN
On behalf of the honourable Member for the St. Patrick Division of Dublin I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieu- 493 tenant of Ireland if he can state whether the Local Government Board have taken the local opinion of the Kells and Bailieborough boards of guardians as to the proposed addition of Mullagh Eastern Division, county Cavan, to the county Meath; if so, with what result?
§ MR. ATKINSON
The electoral division of Mullagh forms part of the Kells Union, and is situated in the county Cavan. The Bailieborough guardians are strongly in favour of the transfer of the division to their union. So far as the Local Government Board are aware the Kells guardians have not expressed any opinion on the subject. Representations, however, have been received from a number of ratepayers resident in the division in favour of its retention in the Kells Union, and these representations will be carefully considered when the Board are preparing their Orders under the boundary clauses of the Local Government Bill.