HC Deb 01 April 1909 vol 3 c477

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether his attention has been called to the fact that, at a meeting of the South King's County executive of the United Irish League at Birr on 21st March, Mr. William Lowry, clerk of the Birr union, presided, and that resolutions advocating cattle-driving and boycotting were adopted; and whether the Local Government Board intend to take notice of this action on the part of a public official?


I have nothing to add to the reply which I have just given to the question on this subject asked by the hon. and gallant Member for East Down.


May I ask the right hon. Gentleman whether the official referred to is not at liberty to exercise his right of citizenship?


I think clerks of Unions should avoid associating themselves with parties in every possible way.

Captain CRAIG

May I ask whether there is any regulation or power prohibiting them from doing so, and, if not, whether the right hon. Gentleman will endeavour to give effect to the sentiment he has expressed?


I am not aware of any rule on the subject.