HC Deb 07 May 1894 vol 24 c464

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that on the 24th of March last, at the meeting of the Committee of the Mohill Loan Fund Society, Mr. Francis Guckian, Derry-willow, was elected second clerk by 13 votes to 9; that he gave in the names of his sureties for £200; and that he has since got a letter from the Dublin Loan Fund Board refusing to sanction his appointment; and whether he can state what are the grounds for such refusal?


The facts are as stated in the first paragraph of the question. The Secretary to the Loan Fund Board reports that the grounds on which the Board refused to sanction the appointment are that the votes of the minority included the treasurer of two of the trustees, and two parish priests. I confess the legality of this decision is not apparent to me, and I am causing further inquiry to be made.