HC Deb 09 August 1898 vol 64 cc640-1

On behalf of the honourable Member for South Monaghan I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that the Local Government Board auditor, who recently visited Roman Coothill Workhouse, stated in his report that too much poor rate was outstanding; that rate collector M'Kay made no lodgment from 19th March until 9th July and kept the money of the guardians meantime in his hands; and that rate collector M'Kay tore out the receipts from his books and presented the blocks for inspection to the clerk of the union; and whether he will direct a sworn inquiry into the conduct of M'Kay?


The facts are as stated in the first paragraph. The Local Government Board have requested the guardians to call upon collector M'Kay to furnish a written explanation respecting the irregularities on his part to which the auditor has drawn attention, and on receipt of his explanation the Board will determine what action should be taken by them in reference to this matter.