§ MR. DILLON (Mayo E.)
On behalf of the honourable Member for East Cavan, I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland if he will state whether under the Local Government Act (Ireland) a candidate who is a postmaster and a baronial high constable is eligible for nomination and election as district councillor in a rural district; and whether the fact of his payment for the collection of the cess for the barony disqualifies him from seeking any such office?
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY TO THE LORD LIEUTENANT OF IRELAND (Mr. GERALD BALFOUR,) Leeds, Central
I would refer the honourable Member 328 to my replies to the Questions already put to me on the 17th and 21st instant respecting the eligibility of a postmaster for nomination and election as a district councillor. As regards a baronial high constable, if he is not retained in office as a collector of poor rates by the county council, it does not appear that he will be disqualified from being a rural district councillor.