§ MR. PARNELL
asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland, Whether his attention has been directed to a letter, dated the 12th day of April 1879, from the Local Government Board (Ireland) to the Blessington and Ballymore Dispensary Committee of Naas Union, requesting the committee to receive the resignation of their medical officer on account of his failing to attend one Patrick Merrigan, though a medical relief ticket 1237 was presented on his behalf, and who I died without medical attendance; and, whether the dispensary committee have yet complied with this direction; and, if not, whether the Local Government Board have taken steps to compel compliance?
§ MR. J. LOWTHER
Sir, the Committee were so requested, but they took a different view of the case from that adopted by the Local Government Board, and they declined to act on the suggestion of the Board. In order to enable them to hear the statement which the medical officer had to make, and any further observation the Committee had to offer, it was decided to hold an inquiry by one of the Inspectors of the Local Government Board, and that inquiry was fixed to take place to-day.