§ MR. HAYDEN (for Dr. FITZGERALD)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland how many Irish dispensary doctors are at present serving under the Poor Law Board in Ireland whose ages range from sixty-five to eighty-five years; and if there is any age, or any length of service, which entitles an Irish dispensary doctor to a retiring allowance?
§ *MR. JACKSON
The Local Government Board are not aware how many Poor Law Medical Officers in Ireland between the limits of age mentioned in the question are now serving. There is no age or length of service which entitles these officers to retiring allowance. The granting of these allowances is at the discretion of the Boards of Guardians, subject to the consent of the Local Government Board.