§ MR. SLOAN (Belfast, S.)
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland, if there is any rule or order of the Local Government Board prohibiting Poor Law officials from being members of political associations; and, if so, can he say on what date it was issued.
(Answered by Mr. Birrell.) There is no rule upon the subject in question, but the Local Government Board, when addressed on the point, have stated that in their opinion Poor Law officials should take no part in political matters beyond recording their votes.