HC Deb 27 May 1908 vol 189 cc1108-9
MR. HAZLETON (Galway, N.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland who is the additional auditor under the Local Government Board appointed in April, 1907, and why was this extra office created; what qualifications for the office has the person appointed; on whose recommendation was he appointed; and is he a member or associate of the Chartered Accountants' Society of Ireland.


The additional auditor appointed in 1907 is Mr. R. J. Baker, who is described in this year's Estimates as "Junior Auditor (Temporary)." This temporary office was created in order to meet arrears of work. Mr. Baker, who was selected by the Local Government Board for the post, was one of the Board's audit clerks on the permanent staff of the office. He is an associate of the Corporation of Accountants.