HC Deb 26 June 1908 vol 191 cc290-1

As amended (by the Standing Committee), considered.

MR. J. MACVEAGH (Down, S.) moved a new clause. (Alteration in method of compiling register.)

Proposed new clause— Any county council in Ireland may with the sanction of the Local Government Board for Ireland arrange to have the register of voters or any part of the register, prepared alphabetically in townlands or, as regards urban districts, in streets,"—(Mr. J. MacVeagh,)—

Brought up, and read the first and second time, and added to the Bill.

Amendment proposed— In page 1, lines 14 and 15, to leave out the words 'within the meaning of the Redistribution of Seats Act, 1885,' and to insert the words 'or parliamentary division thereof.' "—(Mr. Cherry.)

Amendment agreed to.

Amendment proposed— In page 2, line 9, at the end, to insert he words '(1) The Lord-Lieutenant in Council may make rules for adapting to the provisions of this Act the enactments relating to the registration of electors in Ireland and the precepts and forms contained in or used under those enactments.' "—(Mr. Cherry.)

Question proposed, "That those words be there inserted in the Bill."

MR. MOOBE (Armagh, N.)



appealed to the Attorney-General to say whether the new subsection was essential. If it was not, he hoped he would drop it so that the Bill might go through.


said the object of it was to bring the Bill into harmony with the general scheme of registration. Unless the Lord-Lieutenant were given the power to deal with these rules, there would be two authorities dealing with the subject.


said the hon. Gentleman had refused to apply the Bill to towns.


said the hon. Member was mistaken. An Amendment had been made on the Motion of the hon. Member for South Down.


said that if the hon. Gentleman would put it off for a week they would consider it; they objected now.


appealed to the hon. Member to withdraw his objection.


said he had received an objection from, the registration officer in his division, and until that was met he must object.

Objection being taken to further Proceeding, the debate stood adjourned.

Debate to be resumed upon Monday next.