HC Deb 07 July 1879 vol 247 cc1716-7

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland, On what grounds the Local Government Board of Ireland refused to order an investigation regarding the supply of coal to Cootehill Union about twelve months ago, their only informant on the subject being the clerk to the guardians, whose conduct was impugned by a number of the guar- dians; and, if he will now instruct the Local Government Board to reconsider their decision, and to order an inquiry?


I find that the facts are not quite accurately stated in the Question, as the clerk of the Guardians was not the only informant of the Local Government Board, the complaint being referred to the Guardians themselves and by a majority declared to be unfounded. However, since my attention was called to the matter by the Question of the hon. Member, I am inquiring into it in order to see whether any further investigation is called for.