HC Deb 10 April 1905 vol 144 cc1007-8
DR. AMBROSE (Mayo, W.)

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether his attention has been called to a resolution of the Mayo County Council protesting against the putting into practice of the Public Bodies Order, 1904, as involving unnecessary expense and labour; and whether, seeing that it would necessitate the adoption of a yearly rate book, instead of a triennial one as is in use at present, he will see that the Order is withdrawn.

(Answered by Mr. Walter Long.) The resolution of the Mayo County Council does not protest against the Public Bodies Order, but merely requests permission to use the existing rate book. In reply, the Local Government Board stated that if the county council decided to continue to use the present rate book they must accept full responsibility for so doing, as the Board had some doubts as to the legality of adopting rate books with the object of making them available for use for a period of more than a year.