§ MR. BIGGAR
asked the President of the Local Government Board, Has he seen the report that it is proposed by certain guardians in the Prescot (Lancashire) Union to give the appointment of rate collector to Mr. John Kitchen, on condition that he allow Mr. Dunn, 1495 who has been recently dismissed for embezzlement, £50 a-year out of his salary; and, whether he approves of such an arrangement; and, if not, whether he will use his influence to discourage that or any similar arrangement?
MR. GEORGE RUSSELL
We are informed that the election of a collector took place on the 30th ultimo. Mr. Kitchen's application for the appointment was not entertained by the Guardians, and no suggestion was made by any Guardian in favour of an arrangement such as that referred to.