§ MR. ARTHUR O'CONNOR
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether it is a fact that several staff sergeants not yet discharged from the Army are living in Maryborough in rateable houses the valuation of which exceeds four pounds, and voting in respect of such occupation at the Poor Law Elections; whether sergeants and privates of the Constabulary living in similar houses are not allowed votes at the same elections; and, whether the Government propose to continue the present difference of treatment?
§ MR. CAMPBELL-BANNERMAN
I am informed that at the last election for Poor Law Guardians in Maryborough several members of the Militia Staff were allowed to vote. The Returning Officer states that he always issues voting papers to policemen who occupy houses valued over £4; but the papers are always returned unfilled.