§ MR. MAURICE HEALY
In the absence of the hon. Member for North Louth, I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board whether, by the practice of his Department, a clergyman, by reason of his receiving fees out of the poor rates of a parish for performing the service at the burial of paupers, is thereby disqualified from serving as a Poor Law Guardian of that parish under the provisions of the English Poor Law Amendment Act (5 & 6 Vic. c. 57, s. 14), which provides that no person receiving any fixed salary or emoluments from the poor rates in any parish or union shall be capable of serving as Guardian in such parish or union?
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD (Mr. H. H. FOWLER,) Wolverhampton, E.
The question whether the receipt of fees for performing the service at the burial of paupers constitutes a disqualification for the office of Guardian came before the Local Government Board for their decision in 1873, and the Board then held that the receipt of these fees did not disqualify.