§ MR. DALY
I bog to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ire- 794 land whether he is aware that the shorthand writer charged the Carrickmacross Board of Guardians £25 5s. during the last inquiry in reference to the erection of labourers' cottages in that union; and whether he can state if the sum mentioned was charged by scale, or if he can explain how this account was made up.
§ MR. G. W. BALFOUR
The account referred to in the first paragraph was furnished in relation to an inquiry held in April, 1898. The charges made by the shorthand writer were strictly in accordance with scale.