§ MR. DELANY
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury whether it is intended to fill the post vacated by the present accountant in the Board of Works, Dublin; if so, what is the cause of the delay in so doing; whether the three officials next entitled by seniority and efficiency to the position are Catholics; and will steps be taken to secure that the qualifications of these officials will be considered before the Secretary, Mr. Williams, is allowed to prejudice their claims in the interest of a non-Catholic.
§ MR. RUNCIMAN
I understand that this appointment was made more than a week ago and will be announced in due course. As regards the last part of the hon. Member's Question, I must refer him to my Answer of 23rd April last† which, though relating to the Treasury Remembrancer, is equally applicable to the present Question.