HC Deb 10 February 1904 vol 129 cc1333-4
MR. JOSEPH DEVLIN (Kilkenny, N.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether Mr. O'Connor, the lately appointed inspector of the Local Government Board for Ireland, has any instructions over and above the instructions given to all the other inspectors with reference to his visits to workhouses in his district; and will he state on whose recommendation this gentleman, who was an auditor of the Local Government Board, was appointed, and how long be held the position before being promoted to inspectorship.


The reply to the first part of the Question is in the negative. Mr. O'Connor held the position of auditor for three years before he was transferred to the Inspection Staff. It was upon the recommendation of the Vice-President of the Board, concurred in by me, that this gentleman, who had discharged with efficiency his duties as auditor, was selected for the office of inspector.