§ MR. PRYCE-JONES (Montgomery Boroughs)
I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board, whether, in the case of powers having been conferred upon an Urban District Council by an Order of the Local Government Board, under Section 33 of the Local Government Act, 1894, to appoint and revoke the appointment of assistant overseers, an existing assistant overseer in any such urban district who has been appointed by vestry and justices holds office on the same terms as before, his appointment being only revocable by the vestry?
§ THE SECRETARY TO THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD (Mr. T. W. RUSSELL,) Tyrone, S.
The Local Government Act, 1894, by Section 33, provides that, in the case of a transfer of powers under that section, the Local Government Board shall make such provisions as may seem necessary and 771 just for the preservation of the existing interests of paid officers; and it has been the practice, therefore, of the Board, when they have issued an Order conferring on an Urban District Council the powers of a Parish Council as to the appointment or revocation of the appointment of an Assistant Overseer, to provide that the Assistant Overseer in office at the date of the Order shall continue to hold office on the same terms as was previously the case. The appointments in such cases are only revocable by the vestry.