§ MR. SHEEHAN (Cork County, Mid.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether, previous to the recent inquiry into a labourers, cottage scheme in the Macroom Union, the district councillors were officially notified that the inquiry was to be held; and whether, seeing that Messrs. Arthur O'Leary and John Moynihan, representatives for the Ballingeary electoral division, received no intimation of any kind, will he state who was responsible for this omission.
§ MR. WYNDHAM
An official notification of the date of the inquiry was communicated in the ordinary manner to the district council by the Local Government Board. Notices to the same effect were also published in the local newspapers and placarded throughout the district. It is not the business of the Board, or its inspector, to notify the individual members of the council. This is a matter for which arrangements, if considered necessary, should have been made by the council itself.