HC Deb 22 April 1884 vol 287 cc277-8

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether he is aware that three inquiries connected with sanitary matters were held at the City Hall, Dublin, on the 20th March, at none of which the executive sanitary officer of the city was present, but engaged in other professional work elsewhere; and, whether the Local Government Board will arrange that a corporate officer should give his whole time to the duties of his office?


I am informed that two inquiries were held in Dublin on the day named by the Engineer and an Inspector of the Local Government Board; and that Dr. Cameron was not present at either of them—the question at issue not being such as required his attendance or evidence. There is no rule of the Local Government Board requiring an executive sanitary officer to give the whole of his time to the duties of his office; and the Board consider that the question whether he should do so is one for the sanitary authority.