HC Deb 01 August 1859 vol 155 cc767-8

said, he would beg to ask the Chief Secretary for Ireland what provision it is proposed to make for carrying out the recommendations of the Select Committee of last year (1858) for defraying the expense in County Gaols, of the maintenance of felons and misdemeanants convicted for serious offences, the expenses of witnesses at Assizes and Sessions, the increase of the Salaries of the Schoolmasters in Workhouses, and in the Half Medical Relief in Poor Law Unions.


was understood to reply that he had received notice from the Treasury that they would be ready to defray the expenses of felons an dmisdemeanants, and all the expense of witnesses in prosecutions; but with regard to the two latter items—of Half Medical Relief and Schoolmasters' Salaries—he could not hold out any hope that a similar mode would be applied in their payment.


said, that as he must consider the answer of the right hon. Gentleman as so far unsatisfactory as regarded the Half Medical Relief aid, he would, on the Motion of the adjournment of the House from Friday next till Monday, call the attention of the right hon. Gentleman to the concluding paragraph in the Report of last year's Committee.