§ MR. W. H. MYERS (Winchester)
I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board whether it is competent for a board of guardians, in calculating the retiring pension of their clerk, to take into consideration the fees received by him for preparing fresh valuation lists for the purposes of the Agricultural Rating Act?
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD (Mr. H. CHAPLIN,) Lincolnshire, Sleaford
The inquiry of the honourable Member is one to which I think I should not be justified in giving an answer. It raises a question which may have to be determined by the Local Government Board, on appeal, under Section 18 of the Poor Law Officers' Superannuation Act. In that case it would be necessary to hear both the guardians and the officers, and I could not properly state what would be my decision beforehand.