§ MR. NANNETTI (Dublin, College Green)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he has seen a copy of the resolution, adopted by the North Dublin Union, protesting against the transference of the Chapelizod, Conyngham Road, and Longmeadows townlands from the North Dublin Union to the South Dublin Union, thus lessening the valuation of the North Dublin Union; and, in view of the hardship entailed by such transference on the ratepayers of the north side of Dublin and the protests against such transference by, among other bodies, the Dublin Corporation, whether he will have the decision altered and leave these townlands with the North Dublin Union.
§ MR. WYNDHAM
The transfer of the townlands became necessary in consequence of the provisions of Section 48 of the Dublin Corporation Act and of Section 24 (c) of the Local Government Act. There is no power to rescind the decision arrived at. A deputation from the North Dublin Union recently received a full explanation of this question from the Vice-President of the Local Government Board, and agreed that the change was inevitable.
§ MR. NANNETTI
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the North Dublin Guardians passed a resolution last week protesting against the transference?
§ MR. WYNDHAM
I have informed the hon. Gentleman what decision has been come to. This is part of a much wider question.