§ MR. BIGGAR (Cavan, W.)
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether the yearly 1843 emoluments of the clerk of the Antrim Poor Law Union, in addition to his formal salary as clerk, amount to £182; as returning officer, £10 per annum; sanitary officer, £10 per annum; clerk to Local Authority, £15 per annum; clerk to Burial Board, £10 per annum; Jurors' Act, £47 per annum; Parliamentary Voters' Act, £60 per annum, registration of births, £10 per annum; Income Tax Returns, £10 per annum; fees for copy of register, 2s. 6d. each, £10 per annum; whether the Guardians proposed to give in addition £40 of formal salary as clerk: whether the Local Government Board refused to ratify the said proposal; if so, on what grounds; under what Act of Parliament have the Local Government Board power to force Guardians to give a higher salary than they consider reasonable, taking all circumstances into account; and, can the Guardians, when making a new appointment, do so subject to the condition that the appointment is one from year to year, so that no vested interest will be created?
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY FOR IRELAND (Mr. A. J. BALFOUR,) Manchester, E.
said the facts appeared to be substantially as stated in the question.