HC Deb 14 June 1880 vol 252 c1898

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether he has made inquiry into the case of Mrs. Mary J. Conway, late of Cliffoney, county of Sligo, now a patient in the Sligo District Lunatic Asylum, and formerly for more than twenty years a teacher under the Board of Commissioners of National Education in Ireland; whether the Board of Commissioners were justified in refusing a retiring gratuity to Mrs. Conway, as appears by their Secretary's letters of 7th April and 4th June 1880; and, whether the Government will now cause a gratuity to be allowed for the benefit of Mrs. Conway's children?


I have inquired into the case of Mrs. Conway, and I think the Commissioners were quite justified in refusing her the retiring gratuity. If the hon. Gentleman will call on me personally, I shall be happy to give him all the information I have on the subject.