§ MR. J. P. FARRELL
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland if he will state what is the standard of qualification for appointment as Local Government Auditor; whether any examination is necessary, or whether the appointment is merely by nomination; and will he grant a Return showing the number and qualification of gentlemen appointed to this position since 1st April, 1899.
§ MR. WYNDHAM
Auditors, before entering upon their duties, must satisfy the Civil Service Commissioners in respect to their qualifications, which are determined by an examination in prescribed subjects. I am sending to the hon. Member a Return containing the information mentioned in the second part of the Question.