HC Deb 04 April 1884 vol 286 cc1648-9

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether, since "The Labourers' (Ireland) Act, 1883," and "The Public Health (Ireland) Act, 1878," are construed as one Act, he will give a Return of the paid officials employed under those Acts, during the six months ending 31st March, 1884, showing the amount of their annual salaries, and the extra fees and emoluments, if any, received by them; whether any cases have arisen in which sanitary officers have claimed extra payment for what the Guardians pronounced to be their ordinary duty; and, whether they have a ground of action at law against the Guardians for refusing their demands?


There is no objection to giving such Returns as those suggested by the hon. Member. I am informed that in some instances boards of Guardians refuse to pay their medical officers for such services as those rendered; under this Act by them; and, as one medical officer has taken proceedings against a Board, I cannot prejudge the case by the expression of any opinion as to whether or not there is ground of action.