§ MR. WILLIAM RUTHERFORD (Liverpool, West Derby)
I beg to ask the President to the Local Government Board whether his attention has been called to the recent appointment of a relieving officer by the Toxteth guardians, who advertised, about the 18th May, for applications, stating that candidates must not be more than forty years of age; that notwithstanding that there wore many candidates with experience of the duties and complying with the age limit, the guardians have appointed the secretary of the Claremont Liberal Club, a man forty-one and a half years of age and without any previous experience; and whether he proposes to sanction this appointment.
§ THE SECRETARY TO THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD (Mr. RUNCIMAN,) Dewsbury.
My right hon. friend has received some representations with regard to this appointment and has asked for the observations of the guardians on the subject. These he expects shortly to receive.