§ MR. TULLY (Leitrim, S.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether there have been complaints from the officials and members of the new county and district councils and also from the public as to the difficulty in procuring copies of the rules and regulations issued by the Privy Council and Local Government Board from time to time for the transaction of their business; and whether he will direct that copies of the Orders in Council and Local Government Board Orders will be put on sale to the public at the same time that they are put in force under the Local Government (Ireland) Act, 1898.
§ *MR. G. W. BALFOUR
The Orders in Council referred to have all been issued as Parliamentary papers, and copies can be procured through any bookseller. No complaints have been received as to the alleged difficulty in obtaining copies of these Orders in Council. Copies of the Orders issued by the Local Government Board are sent to every local body affected by the Orders, and to any member of the general public bonâ fide concerned who makes an application for a copy. It is proposed ultimately to print both the Orders in Council and Local Government Board Orders of a permanent character in one volume for presentation to Parliament.