MR. P O'BRIEN
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, whether indoor workhouse officials who have not 40 years' service and who are not 60 years of ago will be dealt with under the 118th clause of the Local Government (Ireland) Act by the Local Government Board or by the County Council, when they become incapacitated and obliged to retire from office.
§ * MR. G. W. BALFOUR
The position of indoor workhouse officers who are not qualified for a superannuation allowance on the appointed day is not affected by the enactment referred to. Workhouse officials will continue, as heretofore, to be under the control of the Board of Guardians, who are the proper authority to recommend their officers for retiring allowances, subject to the Local Government Board's approval.