MR. PATRICK O'BRIEN
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether it is the intention of the Local Government 665 Board for Ireland to issue special instructions to local officers (town clerks, etc.), as was done on the passing of the Ballot Act, 1872, so that the provisions of the Registration Act, 1898, and those of the Local Government Bill now before Parliament, may be properly and legally enforced by the local officials?
§ MR. GERALD BALFOUR
The Order in Council already issued, the Circular to clerks of the peace, and clerks of unions which is to be issued to-day on the subject, and the Order in Council to be issued respecting procedure on revision, will, it is considered, give local officials sufficient information as to the registration of local government electors.