HC Deb 05 March 1885 vol 295 cc91-2

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ire- land, If it has come under his notice that Robert Graham, clerk of Cootehill Union, has been called on by the Registrar General to resign the office of Superintendent Registrar, in consequence of repeated improper conduct, and very insulting language towards the medical officer of the Tullavire Dispensary District; if it has come under his notice that said clerk was censured by the Local Government Board, September 6th 1884, for— Very improper language towards Mr. Owen M'Cabe and Rev. Mr. M'ICenna, P.P. during the sworn inquiry held by Mr. Armstrong, Local Government Board Inspector, July 8th 1884," and "cautioned against a repetition of such conduct in future; that said clerk swore, at inquiry held by Mr. Matheson, B.L. January 28th 1885, he was never before censured; and, if the Local Government Board, in view of the correspondence before them relative to the last March Election of Poor Law Guardian for the Corween Division of Cootehill Union, and the minutes of sworn inquiry, July 8th, relative to same, will continue Robert Graham in the office of clerk and returning officer?


The facts are substantially as stated in the Question. It does not appear that Mr. Graham was sworn when he gave evidence before Mr. Matheson at the inquiry referred to; but the Local Government Board will call upon him for an explanation in regard to his alleged untruthfulness on that occasion.