HC Deb 12 May 1882 vol 269 cc557-8

I wish to ask the First Lord of the Treasury, Whether the Government have considered or will consider the desirability of making some provision from public sources for Miss Burke, sister of the late Under Secretary for Ireland? I make this suggestion without having had any communication with the family of Mr. Burke, and I make it upon public grounds, because I feel that this is one of those cases when it would be right and in accordance with the general sentiment that some such course should be taken.


Sir, the subject of the Question of the right hon. Gentleman was brought to my notice to-day for the first time. I do not know, however, that it might not have been brought to my notice yesterday by my right hon. Friend the Member for Bradford, had I not been out of town. I had not before this afternoon, on arriving from Chatsworth, learned the particulars of the case, though I had reason to suppose that it might deserve inquiry; but the subject shall have my immediate attention?