§ DR. TANNER
I beg to ask the Attorney General for Ireland if he can explain why the Local Government Board have refused to sanction the bonus of £50 granted by the paid Guardians in the Cork Union to Mr. Cotter, the 85 assistant clerk to the Union; whether he is aware that Mr. Cotter had for some months past a considerable amount of extra work thrown on him, which he performed to the complete satisfaction of everybody; and what are the reasons for refusing the bonus?
§ MR. MADDEN
The Local Government Board, having considered the amount of extra work thrown upon the assistant clerk by reason of the illness of the clerk of the Union, were of opinion that the merits of the case would be met by the award of a gratuity of £40 instead of the £50 proposed. They accordingly sanctioned payment of the former sum.