HC Deb 19 November 1917 vol 99 c869W

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether he has received from the rural district council of Glenties, county Donegal, representations in favour of an amendment to the Representation of the People Bill providing that secretaries of county councils shall in future appoint clerks of unions as deputy overseers in the same manner as is now done for the purpose of checking the rate collectors' books; and if he is prepared to give effect to this request?


I have seen the representations referred to. Under paragraphs 3 and 4 of Rule 38 of the First Schedule of the Bill, provision is made securing that clerks of the union and other local officers, who perform duties under the existing registration system, shall be employed to perform analogous duties under the new system. I think this system will make adequate provision for doing the necessary work.