§ MR. KENDAL O'BRIEN (Tipperary, Mid)
I beg to ask Mr. Attorney General for Ireland whether a person who was appointed a poor rate collector prior to the passing of the Local Government Act, 1898, and was an existing officer under that Act, and was continued in office under the county council, is entitled to carry on retail business; and whether a person appointed since the passing of the Local Government Act is precluded from doing so.
§ MR. ATKINSON
This is a purely abstract question, involving the construction of several orders and statutes. I must, therefore, respectfully object to 929 answer it. If, however, the Member will confine his question to a specific case, I will endeavour to reply to it.