HC Deb 04 April 1905 vol 144 cc316-7

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether the evidence in connection with the printing contract, as contained in the sworn affidavit of the Kerry County Council's secretary, which showed the reductions effected in the cost of printing and advertising throughout the county by the recent competition, and the evidence of the editor of the Kerry Post that he was a member of a former combination, and that recent competition broke this combination and greatly reduced the prices for printing arid advertising, was received and considered by the auditor at his recent audit, seeing that the auditor made a report on the contract; and, if considered, will he say why no reference was made to this evidence in support of the county council by the auditor in his published report; and whether he forwarded this evidence to the Local Government Board.


The auditor decided in favour of the county council, and there was therefore no reason for him to set out in detail the evidence upon which his decision was based.