HC Deb 01 August 1918 vol 109 c602

asked when the local government elections, postponed under a recent Act, will now take place in Ireland; whether they will precede or follow the General Election; and whether the dates announced for Great Britain will apply to Ireland?


If the hon. Member will look at the Parliament and Local Elections Act, which received the Royal Assent on Tuesday last, he will see that local government elections which fall due before the 1st of March next in Great Britain or before the 15th of March next in Ireland are postponed for one year. As to the second part of the question, this depends upon the date on which the next General Election may be held.