HC Deb 17 June 1902 vol 109 c842

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that, during the local government elections at Bally castle, County Antrim, on 4th June, a tent specially erected within the grounds of the Ramoan National Schools, the polling station for the district, was permitted to be used as a tally room for one set of candidates; and, seeing that written protests were served upon the presiding officer and upon the deputy returning officer, will the matter receive the consideration of the Local Government Board for Ireland; and will the attention of the Board of National Education in Ireland be drawn to these proceedings.


The Local Government Board has no knowledge of, and no control over the matter mentioned in the question, to which, however, the attention of the Commissioners of National Education has been drawn. If any illegality has been committed the parties aggrieved can seek redress by petition.