HC Deb 31 March 1885 vol 296 cc1089-90

asked Mr. Solicitor General for Ireland, Is it a fact that the Sessional Crown Solicitor for Kilkenny resides in Dublin, and is paid his travelling expenses for attending to the duties of his office in Kilkenny, whether on ordinary or special occasions: and, whether the duties would be more efficiently performed if the said Crown Solicitor resided in his district; and, if so, whether Mr. Attorney General will permit the present practice to continue?


The Ses- sional Crown Solicitor for Kilkenny resides in Dublin. It was no part of the conditions of his appointment that he should reside in his county. Like every other Sessional Crown Solicitor, he is only paid the actual travelling expenses incurred by him within his county when on special duty—that is, duty other than attendance at Quarter Sessions. He is not paid his expenses for going to Kilkenny. The Attorney General informs me that the duties are efficiently discharged, and that he sees no reason to alter the conditions of the appointment.