§ MR. TULLY () Leitrim, S.
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieu ! tenant of Ireland whether he is aware that compensation has been refused to the clerk to Bolmullet Union for diminution of salary under the Local Government (Ireland) Act, on the ground that he got i an increase of salary as clerk of the district council; and can the Local Government Board explain why they 100 sanctioned the payment of compensation to the clerks of union in the County Sligo under precisely similar conditions.
§ MR. ATKINSON (for Mr. G. W. BALFOUR)
There seems to be some misapprehension on these matters. Where the duties of "existing" officers are increased the Local Government Board fix the increase of salary proportionate to the increase of duties. Where salaries or emoluments of such officers are diminished they are entitled to compensation, but the amount of the compensation is, under Section 115, Sub-section 18 of the Local Government Act fixed by the Treasury, and not by the Local Government Board.