HC Deb 10 July 1907 vol 177 cc1592-3

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether In; is aware that Patrick Hughes, a rate collector in Dundalk, who recently out the halyards of and threw the British flag into the sea, has his office in a public-house; and whether this is in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Local Government Board.

(Answered by Mr. Birrell.) The Local Government Board are not aware that Mr. Patrick Hughes, rate collector, has his office in a public-house, but will make inquiries in the matter. It is contrary to law for a rate collector to have his office as such in a public-house.