HC Deb 28 February 1901 vol 90 cc75-6
MR. POWER (Waterford, E.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether any decision of the High Court in Ireland has yet been obtained as to the effect which an interest in a contract of tenancy by a person otherwise qualified has on the right of such person to act as a member of a rural district council with which he has such contract.


In the case which the Local Government brought to test this question, in pursuance of their undertaking, the King's Bench Division have, in a judgment which I have not as yet seen, overruled the decision of the justices, and held that the occupant of the labourers' cottage was not disqualified.