HC Deb 22 April 1901 vol 92 cc928-9
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.


This is a purely abstract question, involving the construction of several orders and statutes. I must, therefore, respectfully object to answer it. If, however, the Member will confine his question to a specific case, I will endeavour to reply to it.