HC Deb 11 February 1842 vol 60 cc297-8
Mr. Shaw

begged to ask a question of the right hon. Baronet, the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with regard to the mode in which the Poor-law had been carried out in Ireland. Considerable excitement had been produced in Dublin by an un- usual mortality among infant children in the workhouse of the North Dublin Union. He requested to be informed whether the right hon. Baronet had directed any inquiry to be made into the circumstances attending this melancholy occurrence, and whether he had any objection to lay the report elicited by any such inquiry, before the House.

Sir James Graham

said, that the moment he had seen the accounts of the great mortality in the union workhouse referred to by the right hon. Gentleman, he had directed an immediate inquiry to be instituted. In consequence of that inquiry a special report had been made, to the production of which he had not the least objection.