HC Deb 16 June 1882 vol 270 c1418

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, If he is aware that Mr. Gowing, coroner, attended at Rhode, King's County, on Wednesday last, to open an inquest upon the body of a child, aged twelve months, who died from exposure after an eviction; that if, at the time of the eviction, the infant was suffering from measles, and in a dangerous state; whether the Sub-Inspector, Mr. Caulfield, wrote to the coroner stating he had not time to summon a jury, although he had received the coroner's warrant at 8 a.m. on the previous Tuesday; if the coroner had ordered the exhumation of the infant's body, and had stated that he must now leave the matter in the hands of the Government; whether, at the time of the eviction above alluded to, the resident magistrate prevented the erection of temporary buildings to shelter the evicted; and, what steps the Government will take as against the neglect of the Sub-Inspector, and as to the prevention to erect some shelter for these evicted persons?


had a Question on the Paper to the same effect.


This Question and that of the hon. Member for Sligo following relate to the same subject, and both appeared for the first time this morning. I have called for immediate Reports, but cannot possibly reply to the Questions to-day.