§ Mr. J. P. FARRELL
asked the Chief Secretary whether he will grant a Return. by counties, showing the total expenses incurred on the rates of each county in Ireland from the 1st April, 1899, at the four triennial elections since held; and whether, if he cannot grant this Return for the four terms, he will call for a Return of the expenses of the triennial elections held last June in respect of county, rural district, and urban district elections with a view to laying the same as a Parliamentary Paper?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
I would refer the hon. Member to the Return relative to expenses in connection with the election of county and rural district councillors in 1908, presented to Parliament on 2nd June last (No. 181). A similar Return regarding the elections held last June can be prepared if the hon. Member will move for it, but as some of the accounts have not yet been paid it would not be possible to complete the Return for some time.