HC Deb 04 July 1906 vol 160 cc50-1

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether the appointment by the Leitrim County Council of Mr. P. Curran as rate collector of the divisions of Ballinamore has been sanctioned by the Local Government Board; whether he is aware that, at the last meeting of the county council, the chairman refused to submit a motion, of which due notice had been given, to rescind the appointment of Mr. Curran and to accept instead the tender of Mr. James Kelly, who offered to do the collecting at a commission of two pence in the pound, against sixpence in the pound to be paid to Mr. Curran; and whether the chairman was entitled to refuse to put this motion to the meeting.


The Local Government Board have sanctioned the appointment of Mr. Curran. The Board understand that the chairman of the county council, on the advice of the solicitor to the council, refused to put the motion for rescinding Mr. Curran's appointment, and in the Board's opinion the chairman acted within his powers, seeing that the appointment had already been sanctioned by the Board.