§ MR. FRENCH
asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland, Whether he has any objection to state to the House the reasons for the dismissal of Jane Han-Ion, late nurse in the Criminal Lunatic Asylum, Dundrum; and, whether he has any objection to lay upon the Table of the House a copy of the Report of the Inspector of Lunatic Asylums to the Lord Lieutenant relative to the escape of Margaret Aberton from that Asylum?
§ SIR MICHAEL HICKS-BEACH
, in reply, said, that owing to the escape of Margaret Aberton from the asylum the matter was inquired into by the Inspector of Lunatic Asylums, who reported that the nurse, Jane Hanlon, had been guilty of great negligence and improper conduct in the discharge of the duties of the office. Accordingly, he recommended her dismissal, which was carried into effect. The Inspector's Report could not be laid on the Table, because such documents were always considered confidential.