§ MR. P. J. O'BRIEN () Tipperary, N.
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland if he has received a communication from the County Council of North Tipperary drawing his attention to the present state of the law, debarring county surveyors from immediately dealing with defaulting contractors, inasmuch as the county surveyor must wait for a general meeting of the county council to enable him to serve a ten days' notice, whereas, under the Grand Jury Act, the then county surveyors were entitled to serve such notices at their own discretion; and if he will consider the recommendation of the county council to have the law amended by restoring the former practice.
§ MR. WYNDHAM
Yes, Sir. The suggested change in the law is desirable, and will be dealt with when a suitable opportunity arises.