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Irish Local Government Finances

Volume 92: debated on Monday 1 April 1901

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I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether, seeing that by a recent order from the Local Government Board for Ireland boards of guardians and district councils are forbidden to discharge their liabilities except on the monthly finance days, he will, where his rule is a hardship on artisans and small traders, allow a discretionary power to the said Boards to make payments.

The Local Government Board will authorise any board of guardians, upon application, to pay wages to tradesmen and others weekly from the petty cash account where the amount due is under, say, £3.