§ MR. HOGAN
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether his attention has been directed to the provision of the new Sanitary Order of the Irish Local Government Board, by which the tenure of Irish medical officers of health has been fundamentally altered from that provided by 1123 the Act of 1878, which secured fixity of tenure save for sufficient cause; and whether he can state the authority under which the alteration has been made.
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY FOR IRLLAND (Mr. G. W. BALFOUR,) Leeds Central
The hon. Member is under a misapprehension. The provisions of the new Sanitary Order in regard to the tenure of medical officers of health are identical, except for slight differences of wording, with those contained in the Order issued under the Public Health Act of 1878.