§ MR. CULLINAN (Tipperary, S.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he has received resolutions from the General Council of County Councils and the majority of county, district, and urban councils protesting against the enforcement of the new local government Orders; and whether, in face of the opposition to their adoption, he will consider the advisability of conferring with representatives of those elective bodies with a view to so modifying those Orders as to make them acceptable.
§ MR. ATKINSON (for Mr. WYNDHAM)
The resolution of the General Council did not protest against the new Orders being put in force. It merely took exception to the old Orders being rescinded without consultation with the bodies immediately concerned. But it has already been pointed out that this was not the case.
§ MR. CULLINAN
Have not the urban and district councils throughout Ireland generally objected to this new Order? Are the Government going to enforce it in face of that?
§ [No Answer was returned.]