HC Deb 08 August 1879 vol 249 c502

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland, If he will lay upon the Table of the House a Copy of any Correspondence that may have taken place at last Spring assizes, county Leitrim, between the Jail Board of Superintendence, Carrick on Shannon, and the Grand Jury of the county Leitrim, relative to granting out of the county rates a retiring pension to Mr. Percy, Governor of the county jail; and if any, and what, reasons have been given by the Leitrim Grand Jury for granting a pension out of the county rates to an official who was not entitled to the same, either by services, age, or ill health, and whether such an unusual practice is being followed by the Grand Juries of other counties in Ireland?


It appears that Mr. Percy, the gentleman referred to in the hon. and gallant Gentleman's Question, is not, and was not, the Governor of the county gaol; but he has held the office of local Inspector, a post which has been abolished, and he, consequently, received two-thirds of his former salary.