HC Deb 22 July 1902 vol 111 cc898-9
MR. T. M. HEALY (Louth, N.)

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland if he is aware that, owing to Galway city being merged in the county by the Local Government Act, the interpreter of Irish has lost the emoluments he received from the town grand jury, and is obliged to do for nothing work for which £25 a year was previously paid; and will he consult the Recorder of Galway on the matter, with a view to this extra remuneration, if found equitable, being paid.

(Answered by Mr. Wyndham.) The present interpreter was not an "existing" officer within the meaning of Section 109 of the Local Government Act of 1898, in as much as he was not appointed until March, 1901. Moreover, the amalgamation of the city with the county of Galway took place in January, 1900. There are no grounds, therefore, for considering that he has any claims for compensation as suggested.