HC Deb 13 March 1884 vol 285 cc1327-8

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether he can inform the House why Mr. E. A. Rawson, who was compelled to resign the situation of Medical Officer to Carlow Union in January last, owing to paralysis, due to a blow from a stone received on his head during the last general election, has been refused by the Guardians of the Union a superannuation allowance after twelve years' service?


Sir, I am unable to give the hon. Member all the information which he desires. A resolution was proposed at a recent meeting of the Board of Guardians to grant a superannuation allowance to Dr. Rawson, but the resolution was lost on a division. The majority did not, I believe, assign any reason for their action. The matter was within the discretion of the Board of Guardians.