§ MR. FLYNN: (Cork, N.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether the Local Government Board are prepared to sanction the appointment of a principal workhouse teacher, at the same salary as the principal teacher of an ordinary national school, without rations, in case of a board of guardians desiring to make the appointment on such terms in accordance with the Local Government Act; and is the Local Government Board also willing to sanction the appointment of a trained nurse on similar terms.
The Local Government Board do not sanction the appointment without rations of intern officers unless the circumstances are very exceptional, and this rule would apply to the case of a trained nurse. The system is, in the Board's opinion, open to grave objections. In the exceptional cases in which the Board sanction an allowance in lieu of rations such allowance is not regarded as salary for the purpose of recoupment under Section 58 of the Local Government Act, 1898.