§ MR. WILLIAM ABRAHAM (Cork Co., N.E.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland 428 when will the Local Government Board issue an Order for appointment of directors on the board of the Mitchelstown and Fermoy Railway Company who will represent the ratepayers of the baronies of Condons and Clongibbons and Fermoy, during the progress of the negotiations for sale of the line to the Great Southern and Western Railway Company.
§ MR. G. W. BALFOUR
The Mitchelstown and Fermoy Light Railway Act of 1885 provided for the appointment at presentment sessions of a director for each of the two baronies liable to be charged. The Local Government Act, however, did away with presentment sessions and substituted therefor the quarterly meetings of the district councils. There are also changes of boundaries made by the Act, which in many cases do not coincide with the old baronial boundaries. Thus it has come about that there are now three rural district councils concerned in the appointment of directors, and as three directors cannot be appointed, it will be necessary for the Board to issue an Order to provide for this, by fixing a joint committee of the three rural district councils to appoint two directors. The Order is in course of preparation, and the Board hope to have it issued in the course of ten days or a fortnight.