§ MR. LEA
asked Mr. Solicitor General for Ireland, If the deadlock at the Donegal Workhouse, as regards the appointment of Catholic officials, still continues; and, whether the Local Government Board will put in force its powers to appoint paid Guardians, or, if it 434 should be considered that no such powers exist, whether the Government will supply a remedy by legislation?
§ THE SOLICITOR GENERAL FOR IRELAND (Mr. WALKER),
in reply, said, that there was no change in the position of matters in the Donegal workhouse. The section of the Act authorizing the substitution of paid Guardians would not, in the opinion of the Government, apply to the case. The Guardians had, in this instance, exercised their discretion, though, he thought, unreasonably. He did not think it expedient to legislate for a single case.