§ CAPTAIN DONELAN (Cork, E.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether the Irish Local Government Board have expressed the opinion that the term "treasurer" in the Local Government (Ireland) Act applies to banks; and whether it is intended to include banking companies in the list of permanent officers entitled to compensation under the Act?
§ MR. GERALD BALFOUR
The Local Government Board has been advised that the term "treasurer" in section 83, sub-section 1, of the Local Government Act applies to banks. Having regard, however, to the terms of section 115, sub-section 19 of the Act the Board do not consider that a bank becomes entitled to compensation in consequence of the revocation of its appointment as county treasurer, in pursuance of the 30 and 31 Vic., cap. 46, sec. 2, and the transfer of the account to another banking company.