HC Deb 06 March 1902 vol 104 c599

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland if he is aware that by the application of Enactments Order of 22nd December, 1898, Sub-section 3 of Section 22 of The Municipal Corporations Act, 1882, that a member of the Council shall not vote or take part in the discussion of any matter before the Council, or a Committee, in which he has, directly or indirectly, any pecuniary interest, is made to apply to County Councils and District Councils, but not to the Councils of County Boroughs in Ireland; and, as there is no similar provision in the Irish Municipal Corporation Acts, if it is the intention of the Government to take steps to extend this provision to the six County Boroughs of Ireland.


The provision referred to was made for the new bodies created by the Local Government Act. 1898. Neither the Municipal Corporations Act of 1840, nor the Towns Improvement Act of 1854, contains similar provisions, and it was not considered necessary to alter the law in reference to the later bodies. I am not aware that any necessity exists for legislation on the subject.