MR. MAC NEILL (Donegal, S.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that the Board of Guardians of Donegal Union recently gave notice, by advertisement in the papers, of their intention to appoint a properly qualified person to the post of infirmary nurse in the workhouse at a salary of £20 per annum with rations and apartments; whether it is the fact that, notwithstanding this advertisement, the said Board appointed a person with no qualifications of training, nor testimonials of any kind, who did not even appear before them, rejecting the only other candidate who had a certificate of training from the Royal College of Surgeons, Belfast, and testimonials of character and efficiency as a nurse from clergy and laymen of all denominations; whether the attention of the Local Government Board has been called to the matter; and whether any step will be taken to remedy this action of the Board?
§ *MR. JACKSON
The Local Government Board have already declined to approve of the appointment referred to, on the ground that the person elected had not the requisite experience. The Guardians have arranged for a new election to take place on the 14th inst.