HC Deb 19 July 1904 vol 138 c423
MR. DELANY (Queen's County, Ossory)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether, with reference to the communication, dated the 13th December, 1900, made to the Catholic clerks in the Veterinary Branch of the Agricultural Department, intimating that they had no right to expect any acknowledgment of their applications for advancement, and that the repetition of such applications would raise the question of removing them from the service altogether, he will state if this communication was made with the knowledge and concurrence of the Secretary of the Department.


A semi-official note was sent, with the knowledge and concurrence of the Department, to one of the temporary clerks on the date mentioned. It was made in the interests of the several temporary clerks in the Veterinary Branch, all of whom expressed their thanks for the advice given to them and their deep gratitude for the personal interest shown in their cases. They were subsequently made permanent members of the Civil Service.