§ MR. BIGGAR
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether it is a fact that the Sub-Sheriff of county Cavan gets the use of a room in the County Court House with fire and light without charge; and, if so, whether the Grand Jury are justified in giving him these privileges; and, whether the County Surveyor of county Cavan lives a number of miles from the county town, and has no office or clerk in it, although he is specially paid for office and clerk; if so, will he use his influence to have the irregularity remedied?
§ MR. CAMPBELL-BANNERMAN
The matter referred to in the first paragraph of this Question is one over which the Government have no control; but I am informed that the Sheriff of Cavan has the use of a room, with fire, in the County Court House, by permission of the Grand Jury. I also understand that the County Surveyor resides something under two miles from Cavan, and has his office at his private residence. Ho was granted this privilege by the Grand Jury; and no representations of 1897 inconvenience have been made in consequence of the arrangement, which has been in existence for the last 15 years. I am informed that during Sessions and Assizes the County Surveyor transacts his business with contractors, &c, in a room in the Court House.