§ MR. DELANY (Queen's County, Ossory)
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he will direct that the veterinary inspectors appointed by local authorities under the Diseases of Animals Acts shall be obliged to reside in their district, as in the case of medical officers.
(Answered by Mr. Wyndham.) The orders made under these Acts have not hitherto contained any provision requiring that inspectors shall in all cases reside within their districts. In a large number of instances the inspectors are "existing officers" within the meaning of Section 115 of The Local Government (Ireland) Act, 1898, and the need for respecting their interests would be a bar to the enforcement of a regulation of the nature suggested. It would, of course, be open to local authorities, when making fresh appointments, to arrange with such inspectors as to their place of residence.