HC Deb 12 March 1885 vol 295 c845

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether the Robert Graham, clerk to the Guardians at Cootehill, gave his evidence on oath before Mr. Mathison, B.L. on 28th January 1885; what is the result of the inquiry he stated, on 5th instant, he had made; and, whether, taking into account the general conduct of Graham, and all the circumstances, he will allow him to hold his situation?


It appears that Mr. Graham's evidence before Mr. Mathison was not given on oath, but that it was verified next day by a declaration before a magistrate. Mr. Graham is the officer of the Cootehill Board of Guardians, and before coming to a decision on the case, the Local Government Board think it right to communicate with them and to invite an expression of their opinion on Mr. Graham's conduct. A letter in this sense was, I believe, sent to the Guardians yesterday.