HC Deb 16 March 1899 vol 68 cc974-5
MR. KILBRIDE (Galway, N.)

On behalf of the honourable Member for East Galway, I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether his attention has been directed to the condition of the voters' lists in the electoral division of the county of Galway; whether in the Barnavilla, Kilconnell, district the Poor Law Guardian of the division and the honorary secretary of the dispensary committee have been deprived of their votes, both resident in the district, and having their rates paid; whether the names of minors have been put on the list; whether the names of men who have been on for many years, and are still entitled, have been expunged; whether these changes were made after the lists passed through the hands of the clerk of the union; whether in the county of Galway the number of voters on the register do not equal or exceed the number of inhabited houses in the county; whether he is aware that the utmost dissatisfaction prevails in the district owing to the present state of the legister; and whether the Local Government Board will investigate the matter and ascertain who is responsible?


My attention has not been directed to the condition of the voters' lists referred to, and it has not been found possible in the short interval since this Question was placed on the Paper to ascertain whether the facts are as stated. If the honourable Member will postpone the Question for a week, I will endeavour to procure the information he desires, but I may add that the Local Government Board have no responsibility in connection with the preparation of registers of voters.