HC Deb 03 August 1882 vol 273 c591

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, What was the result of the meeting of Belfast guardians on the 1st instant, and to what decision the Local Government Board has arrived regarding the keeping infirm and aged paupers lying at the workhouse gate all night, although they had urgent tickets for admission from the relieving officer?


In consequence of a communication addressed by the Local Government Board to the Board of Guardians of Belfast Union, the Guardians have requested the Local Government Board to institute an inquiry on oath into the matter referred to in this Question, in order to ascertain the exact circumstances of the case; and the Local Government Board have ordered the inquiry asked for, to be conducted by one of their Inspectors.