HC Deb 13 March 1905 vol 142 c1193
MR. O'MALLEY (Galway, Connemara)

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland if he will state the number and character of the relief works now in operation in the Clifden and Oughterard Unions, county Galway; the

Clifden Union.
Number of Relief Works in Operation. Number of Workers Authorised. Supervisors. Paymasters. Gangers or Timekeepers.
Number. Weekly Wages of Each. Number. Weekly Wages of Each. Number. Weekly Wages of Each.
10 157 4 £1 4 £1 10s. 10 10s.

The works which are at present being undertaken consist of road construction and repairs. The wages paid to labourers are at the rate of six shillings a week. The Local Government Board have been advised that the recipients of exceptional relief under Section 13 of the Local Government (Ireland) Act, 1898, are not thereby disfranchised, but in order to remove any doubt on the subject provision will be made in the Seed and Distress Bill exempting such recipients from any electoral disability.