§ MR. DELANY (Queen's County, Ossory)
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether an application for reinstatement has been received by the Estates Commissioners from James Galvin, Portarlington, who was evicted from a holding on the estate of Dr. Tabuteau, situate at Brackna, near that town; whether he is aware that Dr. Tabuteau, who is medical officer of the district, recently applied for sick leave to the Mountmellick Board of Guardians, and immediately proceeded to superintend farm operations upon Galvin's evicted farm; and, seeing that a substitute was appointed and paid out of the rates to perform Dr. Tabuteau's duties, can he say what course the Local Government Board propose taking in the matter.
§ (Answered by Mr. Bryce.) The Estate Commissioners inform me that they have received an application for reinstatement from James Galvin, and have referred it, with others from the same district, to an inspector for inquiry and report. The Local Government Board have no record that Dr. Tabuteau recently obtained sick leave from the Mountmellick Board of Guardians. In September last he was granted two weeks ordinary vacation, and the Board sanctioned the employment of a locum tenens during that time at four guineas a week.