HC Deb 24 November 1884 vol 294 c243

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether, in view of the numerous complaints which have been made by several Boards of Guardians in Ireland of the excessive poundage paid for the collection of Poor Rates, the Local Government Board will make the appointment of Poor Rate Collector in Ireland an annual instead of a life appointment, and thereby enable Boards of Guardians to throw open that office to competition?


It is competent for Boards of Guardians from time to time, subject to the approval of the Local Government Board, to vary the poundage on the collection paid to collectors as remuneration; and the Board do not think it necessary or advisable to amend the General Order under which these appointments are held by permanent officers.