HC Deb 16 March 1899 vol 68 cc975-6
MR. ABRAHAM (Cork Co., N.E.)

On behalf of the honourable Member for Connemara, I beg to ask Mr. Attorney-General for Ireland whether he is aware that the petty sessions clerk of Clifden, Mr. Hazel, is most actively supporting and canvassing on behalf of Mr. Henry Robinson, J.P., who is a candidate for the county councillorship of the Clifden district; and whether his action in this respect is contrary to the provisions of the Order in Council; and, if so, whether he will state what steps will be taken to compel Mr. Hazel to comply with the Order?


Mr. Hazel, who is himself a large ratepayer, appears only to have advised some of his fellow ratepayers who asked for his advice, for whom, in his opinion, they ought to vote. This, no doubt, was a technical violation of the Order in Council recently made, and on Mr. Hazel's attention being called to the matter, he has undertaken to take no further part in the election.


Did he go out canvassing for Mr. Robinson?


I am informed he did not.