HC Deb 14 March 1895 vol 31 c1043

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he can state what are the terms of the appointments of the temporary inspectors under the Local Government Board on whose reports relief works are granted or withheld in the west of Ireland; how many of these gentlemen have had any previous connection with the Poor Law service; and what is the nature of their previous experience, if any, in the administration of relief in the distressed districts of Ireland?


The terms of appointment of the three temporary Local Government Board Inspectors are at the rate of £300 a year with travelling and subsistence allowances. One of these gentlemen has acted on a former occasion in a similar capacity, and another has had many years' experience in the Poor Law medical service. The districts in which the worst effects of the potato failure have been manifested are in charge, however, of five of the Board's permanent Inspectors, each of whom was engaged in the corresponding relief measures of 1890–1.