§ Mr. LONSDALE
asked the Chief Secretary if his attention has been called to the fact that John Toorish, of Strabane, has acted as registration agent whilst holding the position of sanitary officer; and if it is in accordance with the regulations of the 1355W Local Government Board that a public official should be a political agent?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
The Local Government Board are not aware that John Toorish, sanitary sub-officer in Strabane urban district, has acted in the manner indicated. There is nothing to prohibit such action, but the Board are adverse to local officers engaging in work of a political character.