HC Deb 23 May 1898 vol 58 c384
MR. M. HEALT (Cork)

I beg to ask the Attorney General for Ireland whether, after the Local Government (Ireland) Bill is passed, the Parliamentary register and local government supplement will be printed by the clerk of the peace or town clerk, or partly by one and partly by the other; and whether the Bill makes any change in the functions of the clerk of the peace in connection with the preparation of the Parliamentary voters' lists and register beyond adding the local government supplement thereto?


The Parliamentary registers, augmented, however, by the names of Peers and women duly qualified as local government electors, will be printed by the clerks of the peace as heretofore, and no change further than is involved in the addition of these names will be made in the functions of these officials. Under the Registration Act of this year, and the rules made in pursuance of it, the town clerks will only require to arrange the lists received by them from the clerks of the peace in such a manner as to be suitable for municipal elections.


Does this answer apply to county boroughs?


Yes, Sir.