§ MR. J. P. FARRELL (Longford, N.)
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland can he state the number of Irish medical officers who have been superannuated under the existing Local Government Acts; in how many cases these grants were made voluntarily; and whether the guardians in any case refused; and if so, in how many such cases was superannuation so refused.
(Answered by Mr. Wyndham.) Under Section 118 of the Local Government (Ireland) Act, 1898, eighteen medical officers have received superannuation allowances. The local authorities are obliged to grant pensions in the case of all officers qualified as provided by the section.