§ MR. PATRIC O'BRIEN (Kilkenny)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he can say what was the amount of salary paid to the Secretary of the Grand Jury of the County of Kilkenny before the passing of the Local Government (Ireland) Act; and whether that other is now entitled to receive from the County Council the various emoluments, such as fees on application for tenders, specifications, &c., which were then paid to him by the Grand Jury.
§ MR. G. W. BALFOUR
The only information the Local Government Board have as to the remuneration of the Secretary to the Grand Jury of the County Kilkenny, before the passing of the Local Government Act, is that contained in the Return, No. 237, laid on the Table of the House in June of last year, in which his emoluments were stated to have been £520 with fees and allowances. Sections 22 and 24 of the Grand Jury Act of 1837, which authorised the secretary to demand from persons requiring them payment for forms of tender and proposals, and for preparing recognisances, are repealed by the Local Government Act. These sums were not paid by the Grand Jury and will not be paid by the County Council.