HC Deb 16 December 1908 vol 198 c1868

I beg to ask the Vice-President of the Department of Agriculture (Ireland) whether he can state when and how the appointment of Miss Parr as instructress of domestic economy was terminated by the Department in the County Roscommon; up to what date was she paid salary; and what reason was assigned for refusing the sworn inquiry demanded by her into the conduct of a certain official in the employment of the Roscommon County Committee, a portion of whose salary is paid by the Department.


My right hon. friend the Vice-President of the Department of Agriculture informs me that the lady referred to was employed by the County Roscommon Committee of Technical Instruction, and her appointment was determined by them and not by the Department. As regards the remaining part of the Question, I have to refer the hon. Member to the reply given to his Question of the 1st instant, in which it was stated that there has never been any information or evidence which would call for the Department's interference with the discretion of the Committee in the matter.