§ MR. O'MALLEY
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether the Local Government Board has received resolutions from the different Boards of Guardians in Ireland and from the Poor Law Association of Ireland with reference to the appointment of persons to the positions of inspectors and auditors under the Local; Government Board, in which they put forward the claims of poor law officers on the ground of efficiency and experience to a share of such appointments; and whether, in view of a recent appointment of an assistant inspector, he will see his way to recommend the Local Government Board to recognise the claims of poor law officers to such appointments.
(Answer.) I cannot give an undertaking such as suggested in this Question. In selecting persons to fill vacancies on the staff of inspectors or auditors, the Board proceeds on the principle of choosing the persons whom it considers best qualified for these positions. The claims of all candidates are carefully considered.—(Irish Office.)