§ MR. SHEE
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (1) whether there are 13 Poor Law Unions in Ireland, each of which includes within its area portions of three counties; (2) whether the said Poor Law Unions extend into 23 counties; and (3) whether the Local Government (Ireland) Bill, if enacted in its present form, will entail alterations of the boundaries either of these Poor Law Unions or of the counties in which they are situated?
§ MR. GERALD BALFOUR
The facts are as stated in the first and second paragraphs of the Question. The reply to the third paragraph is in the affirmative.