§ MR. J. P. FARRELL (Longford, N.)
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether his attention has been called to the passage of a Resolution by the Ballymahon Board of Guardians, asking to have Clause 6 of The Local Government (Ireland) Act, 1898, repealed in order to give the guardians a chance to effect amicable settlements with their medical officers when applying for increases of salary; and whether, as the present law places all increases as a full charge on the rates, some steps will be taken to modify this enactment immediately.
(Answered by Mr. Bryce.) The attention of the Local Government Board has been called to the Resolution referred to. In reply to the concluding part of the Question, I beg to refer to my reply to a similar Question put by the hon. Member for South Cork on the 12th instant.†