HC Deb 08 September 1887 vol 320 c1649
MR. SEXTON (Belfast, W.)

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether the relieving officers of Districts Nos. 1 and 2 of the Belfast Poor Law Union are also acting as Assistant Registrars of Births, Marriages, and Deaths in their respective districts in contravention of the General Order of the Local Government Board of the 2nd of August, 1847; and, whether each relieving officer of this union resides within his own district, as directed by the Local Government Board Circular of the 16th of July, 1847?


(who replied) said: The relieving officers of Nos. 1 and 2 Districts of Belfast Union act as Assistant Registars of Births, Deaths, and Marriages for Nos. 3 and 4 Registration Districts respectively. The Local Government Board Order of August 2, 1847, has been rescinded. The General Order of December 18, 1882, which is now in force, does not require these officers to devote their whole time to the duties of their office. The Clerk of the Union reports that all the relieving officers live in their respective districts, with one exception—the relieving officer of No. 1 District. The Local Government Board will communicate with the Guardians in reference to the case of this relieving officer.