HC Deb 10 July 1903 vol 125 cc1152-3

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether his attention has been directed to resolutions passed at public meetings held in Tralee, at which the clergy, county councillors, and district councillors attended, protesting against the inaction of the Board in Kerry, and demanding the co-option of a representative man from Kerry on the † See (4) Debates, cxxiv., 265. Board and, if so, will he say what action he proposes to take in the matter.

I beg also to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether, in the event of a vacancy occurring in the membership of the Congested Districts Board, selection will be made of one who is resident in Kerry or is at least thoroughly acquainted with the problems and needs of that county.


The answers to the first and second inquiries are in the affirmative. I cannot make any announcement in respect to a future appointment until a vacancy occurs.

MR. EDWARD BARRY (Cork County, S.)

Cannot you appoint the Bishop of Ross to represent the whole of the South of Ireland?


This question was raised during the debates on the Land Bill, and attention was called to the fact that Kerry was unrepresented. But I cannot possibly go beyond the answer I have given.