HC Deb 25 June 1863 vol 171 cc1431-2

said, he wished to ask the Chief. Secretary for Ireland, Whether the attention of the Poor Law Commission has been called to the conduct of the Board of Guardians of the Innishowen Union, in refusing to allow a sick inmate of the workhouse, named Bernard M'Laughlin, half a pound of bread, which had been ordered by the medical officer as extra diet?


said, in reply, that the attention of the Poor Law Commissioners had been drawn to this case, and they had induced the Board of Guardians to supply the diet which the medical officer had required. When the medical officer first ordered this supply of extra food for this inmate of the workhouse, the Board of Guardians refused to supply it; but the matter coming under the notice of the Commissioners, they told the Board they would be labouring under a very heavy responsibility if they declined to acquiesce in the medical officer's order, and thereupon the extra diet was supplied.