HC Deb 29 February 1884 vol 285 cc221-2

asked the President of the Local Board, Whether his attention has been called to the reappointment of Charles Thomas, as Inspector for a term of three years, by the Leominster Urban Sanitary Authorities; and, whether this is the same Charles Thomas who, in December last, was declared by a special jury, in the case of Priestman v. Thomas and others, to have been a party concerned in forging the will of Mr. James Whalley; and, if so, whether he will take steps to cancel this appointment?


Sir, on the 25th instant, we received a report from the Rural Sanitary Authority of the Leominster Union that they had reappointed Charles Thomas as Inspector of Nuisances for the district. He is the person who was one of the defendants in the case referred to, and who, according to the finding of the jury, was a party to the forging of a will. We have addressed a letter to the Sanitary Authority stating that, having regard to the finding of the jury, we must decline to sanction his appointment as an Inspector of Nuisances.