§ Mr. GEORGE ROBERTS
asked the Chief Secretary whether he is aware that the councils of Longford, Granard, Nenagh, and Thurles still refuse to take any steps to secure the enforcement of the provisions of the Shops Act; and what action he proposes to take to provide for the proper administration of the Act in question?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
The local authorities named have so far failed to carry out the duties imposed on them by the Shops Act, 1912. Steps are being taken with a view to the institution of legal proceedings to compel local authorities to carry out the duties imposed on them by the Act.