MR. JUSTIN M'CARTHY
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, If there have lately been two vacancies for Assistant Surveyor of Buildings in the Office of Public Works, Ireland; if one of these appointments has been placed open to competition, and an examination held for it, while the other was filled by the Board of Works without any examination; if this appointment is included in Schedule A, under Order in Council, 4th June 1870, which requires that all appointments in that Schedule must be filled by competition; and, if two vacancies in 1881, and one in February 1884, have been filled by open competition?
§ MR. COURTNEY
This is a newly-created grade, replacing the former clerks of works. Two appointments were required in it, and one was filled by the promotion of an established draftsman of 20 years' good service in the Office. This course was quite in accordance with regulations.