HC Deb 15 June 1876 vol 229 cc1896-7

asked the President of the Local Government Board, Whether his attention has been called to the fact that at the late Election for North Norfolk a lunatic pauper was taken from the Yarmouth Workhouse to vote, by a written order from the chairman of the Yarmouth Board of Guardians; and to know what steps he proposes to take to prevent such, irregularity for the future; and, whether the Board of Guardians have refused to give any explanation?


in reply, said, that a statement to the effect mentioned by the hon. Member had been submitted to him by some of the Guardians of Yarmouth Union. In the ordinary course a copy of that communication was sent to the Board of Guardians, the reply to which was received two days ago. The Guardians said they had no remarks to make. He would, however, take care that the matter should be inquired into; but it did not follow that there had been any irregularity. That would depend entirely upon the circumstances of the case.