HC Deb 19 February 1901 vol 89 cc489-90

I beg to ask Mr. Attorney General for Ireland whether he, can state the grounds upon which the widow of the late Mr. Moore, clerk of petty sessions in Longford, was refused a sum of about £300 compensation on retirement because he died a few days before the necessary papers completing his resignation could be perfected; whether the refusal of the petition recently addressed to the Lord Lieutenant on the subject has been in consequence of the attitude of the Treasury; and whether, as this family have been deprived of a sum to which they were legally entitled, steps will be taken to have the payment made to them of this £300.


No application was made by M. Moore, before his death, for a pension r ratuity, w ic could only be granted o him n his retirement from office. There is no power to grant a gratuity to his widow. Her son has succeeded his father in the office of petty sessions clerk. The Treasury are in no way concerned in the matter, and were not communicated with.