§ MR. DILLON
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that the clerk of the peace in Clonmel charges 11s. for the voters lists for the county electoral division of Clough jordan, and 12s. for the lists for the county electoral division of Ardcrony; and whether, seeing that these lists could be on sale for a much smaller sum, he will state who has authority to control the action of the clerk of the peace in this matter?
§ MR. GERALD BALFOUR
Under an Order in Council, dated the 24th February, the charge prescribed for 495 copies of the register of electors is one penny for every copy of a register, or part of a register, in respect of every 100, or fraction of 100 names thereon. This is the scale to which the second paragraph presumably refers. The charges mentioned in the first paragraph, which were at the rate of one shilling in respect of each separate and distinct register in the county electoral divisions named, were made by the clerk of the peace in pursuance of the scale in form No. 30 of the Registration (Ireland) Act, 1885, and before the scale substituted by the Order in Council of 24th February was published.