HC Deb 25 February 1904 vol 130 cc999-1000

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he has received from the Millstreet Union a resolution calling upon the Government to repeal Section 83 (7) of the Local Government (Ireland) Act, 1898, so as to transfer to clerks of unions the duties of preparing the jurors' and voters' lists, with a view to curtail the higher fees involved by their preparation by the secretaries of county councils, and, in view of the fact that clerks of unions possess the local knowledge which is requisite in making out correct lists, will he state what steps he proposes to take in connection with this resolution.


The resolution has been received. It is not proposed to repeal the enactment in question, under which the duty of preparing these lists was transferred to the secretaries of county councils.