§ MR. TUITE (Westmeath, N.)
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether William Cribbin, late Storekeeper in the Mullingar Lunatic Asylum, was at the meeting of the Governors of that Institution, held on the 16th of November, 1882, awarded a pension of £25 10s. per annum, being seventeen sixtieths of his salary and emoluments, the amount to which he was duly entitled by Act of Parliament; whether this award was subsequently reduced by the officials in Dublin Castle to £12 10s. per annum; and, whether they acted legally in so doing?
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY (Sir MICHAEL HICKS-BEACH) (Bristol, W.)
William Cribbin's pension was reduced on the ground, among others, of incompetency, and the Governors are legally justified in the course they have taken.