§ MR. T. M. HEALY (Louth, N.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether, on or before 8th July, the clerks of unions must return marked registers to clerks of peace, which the latter must publish on or before 22nd July; whether claims must be sent in by 4th August, and be published by 11th August; whether objections must be sent in by 20th August, and published by 22nd August; and if he will state which sets of these dates it is calculated to affect in 1898 by throwing them forward one week, and is it officials or objectors it is proposed to convenience?
§ THE ATTORNEY GENERAL FOR IRELAND (Mr. ATKINSON,) Londonderry, N.
The reply to the several Questions in the first paragraph is in the affirmative. All the sets of dates will be thrown forward one week. This was done mainly for the relief of the officials, owing to the increase of work required to be done, not for the convenience of objectors.