§ MR. BARRIE (Londonderry, N.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that an unqualified person named Peter Cawley has on many occasions sat and voted as a member of the Sligo County Council; and whether the Local Government Board have taken, or intend to take, any action to prevent this person from repeating such irregular proceedings.
§ THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL FOR IRELAND (Mr. CHERRY,; for Mr. BIRRELL) Liverpool Exchange
The reply to the first part of the question is in the affirmative, and to the second in the negative. The Local Government Board have been advised that the matter is not one in which they should take action. The Sligo County Council have full power to exclude Mr. Cawley from 81 participation in their proceedings, and if they should fail to do so it is open to any ratepayer to take action in the matter.