§ MR. JOHN CAMPBELL (Armagh, S.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he can state on what grounds the Armagh Board of Guardians have recently proposed to raise their master's salary from £75 to £100 per annum; what is the pension drawn as ex-head-constable by the present master; and whether the Local Government Board intend to sanction the suggested increase of pay.
§ MR. WYNDHAM
The grounds on which the proposed increase is based are the completion of five years' efficient service; economy in the management of the workhouse and consequent saving to the rates; exclusion of tramps; increased duties, etc. The Local Government Board will sanction the increase. The master is in receipt of a pension of £58 a year from the Constabulary.