§ Mr. SHEEHAN
asked the Vice-President of the Department of Agriculture (Ireland), whether Mr. O. T. F. M'Gahon, of Dundalk, draws any salary from his Department; if so, what is the nature of the services rendered and the amount paid annually in respect of them; whether he is aware that this gentleman is chairman of the local technical committee, and whether it is competent for him to occupy this position whilst being a salaried servant of the Department?
§ Mr. T. W. RUSSELL
Mr. T. F. M`Gahon, of Dundalk, is not a salaried servant of the Department. For some 339W years past he has been employed by the Department for about two or three weeks in each year as an acting inspector of science and art examinations at a fee of one guinea per day. The fees paid to him for this year amounted to £13 13s. Mr. M'Gahon is the present chairman of the County Louth Joint Committee for Technical Instruction. The Department are not aware of any reason why the short temporary employment above mentioned should preclude him from acting as chairman.