§ MR. MACVEAGH (Down, S.)
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether his attention has been called to the Resolution of the Nervy Union urging that electoral division rating should be established instead of union rating; and whether this matter has engaged the attention of the Local Government Board.
(Answered by Mr. Bryce.) The Local Government Board have received the Resolution referred to. The Local Government (Ireland) Act of 1898 established union rating for Poor Law purposes instead of electoral division rating, and the Board are not aware of any facts tending to recommend a reversion to the old system.