§ MR. T. M. HEALY
I beg to ask Mr. Attorney General for Ireland whether, owing to the framing of the Local Government Act, the baronial representation on the directorate of certain guaranteed railways was unintentionally abolished in certain cases, and, as the late Chief Secretary undertook to provide for this omission by rule, could he say when the proposed new regulations would be made known.
§ THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL FOR IRELAND (Mr. ATKINSON,) Londonderry, N.
The election of directors to represent guaranteeing baronies has only been interfered with where boundaries were altered under the Local Government Act. Under Article 18 of the Transitory Provisions Order in Council regulations have been issued providing for elections in the case of certain of these guaranteed lines, and further regulations are in preparation in the case of the remaining railways. Some delay unavoidably takes place in the issue of these Orders, as it is the practice of the Local Government Board to consult the various local authorities concerned before making the Orders final.