§ MR. FLAVIN
On behalf of the hon. Member for South Monaghan I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland if he will state whether it is open to district councils in Ireland to engage for the performance of the legal work of their districts solicitors who are members of the county council of their county.
§ MR. G. W. BALFOUR
This is an abstract question, upon which it is unadvisable to express all opinion; but I may say that I think the employment of a solicitor under the circumstances mentioned comes within the scope of the evils sought to be guarded against by Article 12 of the Application of Enactments Order of the 22nd December last.