I beg to ask Mr. Attorney General for Ireland whether the Government intend to introduce a Measure dealing with the question of lodger franchise in Irish constituencies; and (2) whether he can state the number of lodgers on this year's register for St. Stephen's Green, Dublin, South Dublin County, and North Dublin County?
§ THE ATTORNEY GENERAL FOR IRELAND (Mr. JOHN ATKINSON,) Londonderry, North
In answer to the first paragraph of the hon. Member's question I 359 beg to say that the Government would be quite willing to introduce a one-clause Bill assimilating the law in England and Ireland in reference to the registration of Lodger Voters if they had reason to believe that it would be treated as a non-contentious Measure. I am unable at such short notice to give the information asked for in the second paragraph of the question, which is quite as obtainable by the hon. Member as by me. He can himself ascertain the particulars on an inspection of the Register.