§ 13. Mr. JOYCE
asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether he can say if any elections, municipal or otherwise, will be held in Ireland under the provisions of the Local Government Act (Ireland) of 1908 during the coming year, 1918, as, owing to the postponement of those elections during this year, there is a doubt in the minds of many people as to whether those elections will be held or not during next year; and if he will make it clear as to what course the Government intend to pursue in this matter?
§ The CHIEF SECRETARY for IRELAND (Mr. Duke)
Provision for the further postponement for a year of local elections is made in Clause 2 (1) of the Parliament and Local Elections (No. 2) Bill which was introduced on Monday.