§ MR. LALOR (Queen's County, Leix)
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, If he is aware that Mr. John H. Atkinson, Petty Sessions Clerk at Maryborough, Queen's County, has been suspended for defalcations extending over a number of years, and if he is aware of the nature and extent of these defalcations; and, if it is 1121 the intention of the Government, as reported, to sanction the re-instatement of Mr. Atkinson in the position of Petty Sessions Clerk?
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY (Mr. A. J. BALFOUR) (Manchester, E.),
in reply, said, the clerk referred to had not been suspended for defalcations, but for neglect of duty. The Magistrates have recommended his re-instatement, and the matter is now before the Lord Lieutenant.
§ MR. KILBRIDE (Kerry, S.)
asked, had not Mr. Atkinson received dog taxes, for which he did not issue either stamped or licensed documents?