HC Deb 06 May 1881 vol 260 c1956

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether he has any objection to obtain from the Local Government Board (Ireland) a statement of the number of people employed daily on relief works in the vicinity of Arklow during the prevalence of distress in that town last winter; how many in family each person so employed represented; whether the majority, if not all, belonged to the class of fishermen; what was the nature of the employment at which they were engaged; and, what was the total sum expended on such relief works, and from what source derived?


in reply, said, he had learnt from the Vice President of the Local Government Board in Ireland that no more relief works would be sanctioned in the neighbourhood to which the Question referred. The further information asked in the Question might be obtained from the Guardians of the Union; but he could scarcely see that, when obtained, it would be of any practical value. He would suggest that the hon. Member should see him in private on the subject.