HC Deb 12 March 1895 vol 31 c876
MR. P. J. POWER (Waterford, E.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, (1) whether half the salaries of the executive officials in Ireland under the Public Health Acts are paid from Imperial funds; and (2), as the duties of inspector of cowsheds, dairies, and milkshops appointed under the Contagious Diseases (Animals) Acts are in connection with the administration of the provisions of the Public Health Acts, and as the appointment of such inspectors, and the supervision of such officials, have been recently in the interests of public health transferred to the Local Government Board, who administer the Public Health Acts, why is it that half the salaries of these inspectors are not paid from Imperial funds?


The reply to the first paragraph is, yes—provided the salaries are within the scale provided by the Local Government Board. With regard to the second paragraph, the Irish Government are in communication with the Treasury on the subject, but at the present stage of the correspondence I am not in a position to make any statement in the matter.