§ MR. SLOAN
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland if, when the Local Government Board sanction payments to Poor Law officers for the preparation of Parliamentary Returns ordered by this House, such remuneration will be paid according to a scale; and will unions who refuse to pay officers or offer insufficient payments be compelled to give adequate remuneration for work done by their officers.
§ MR. BIRRELL
In determining the amounts which guardians may pay to their officers for the preparation of Parliamentary Returns the Local Government Board take into consideration the particular circumstances of each case. Payment by scale would not be universally equitable, but the Board endeavour to ensure that the remuneration in the several unions shall be settled on a uniform basis. If any case of refusal to give adequate remuneration to officials is brought under their notice, the Board are prepared to address the guardians on the subject.