§ MR. HEYWOOD JOHNSTONE Sussex, Horsham)
I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board whether in every rural parish the Parish Council or parish meeting, as the case may be, have the power to appoint a paid assistant overseer; and whether the salary of an assistant overseer so 1735 appointed is payable out of the expenses of the Parish Council or parish meeting, or out of the poors' rate?
§ MR. SHAW LEFEVRE
In a rural parish where there is no assistant overseer appointed by the guardians, the Parish Council or parish meeting can appoint an assistant overseer, and his salary would be payable by the overseers out of the poor rate. Where there is an assistant overseer appointed by the guardians it does not appear to me that a Parish Council or parish meeting could properly appoint an officer to perform duties which devolve on the existing officer.