On behalf of the hon. Member for North Leitrim, I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether the Department of Agriculture and Technical Education for Ireland has recently appointed two creamery inspectors; and if so, can he state their names, addresses, and previous experience; were these posts open to competition; was an examination held; and, if so, was public notice given of it, and where was it held.
§ MR. WALTER LONG
The Department have appointed two dairy instructors, Messrs. Ward and Fant. Mr. Ward was a creamery manager for six years, and also holds the Department's certificate of competency. Mr. Fant was inspector of creameries for six years, and also had previous experience as creamery manager. There was no competition or examination for these appointments. The Department held an examination two years ago, but no suitable candidates presented themselves on that occasion.