§ MR. E. F. V. KNOX (Cavan, W.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland if he will explain on what grounds the Local Government Board have sought to recover from the Town Commissioners of Cavan expenses in connection with a loan which was never obtained for them; what were these expenses; and under what Statute the demand was made?
§ *THE CHIEF SECRETARY FOR IRELAND (Mr. W. L. JACKSON, Leeds, N.)
The claim of the Local Government Board referred to was in respect of expenses incurred in connection with a local inquiry held by them on an application made by the Town Commissioners of Cavan for sanction to a loan for the purpose of erecting a Town Hall, in pursuance of Section 4 of the Public Health (Ireland) Amendment Act, 1884. The amount of this claim is £9 2s. 8d., being £2 4s. 8d. for advertising and £6 18s. for shorthand writer, and has been made under Section 210 of the Public Health (Ireland) Act, 1878, as incorporated under Section 1 of the Public Health (Ireland) Amendment Act, 1884, under which latter Statute the application to the Board had been made.