§ MR. JOYCE
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he will cause an inquiry to be made into the claim of the late Dr. Barry, of Limerick, for compensation for loss sustained by him owing to the office of registrar of births and deaths, held by him, being abolished under the provisions of the Local Government Act, 1898; and, if such claim be granted, will the compensation be given to Dr. Barry's widow.
§ MR. AUSTEN CHAMBERLAIN
The appeal on behalf of Dr. Barry against the decision of the Limerick Board of Guardians upon his claim was not made to the Treasury within the three months prescribed by Section 120 (4) of the Local Government Act, 1888, as embodied in Part II. of the seventh schedule to the Local Government (Ireland) Act, 1898, and consequently the Treasury has no jurisdiction in the case.