§ MR. SYNAN
asked the Secretary to the Treasury, Whether, against the frequent protests of the Board of Guardians of the Rathkeale Union, the Board of Public Works (Ireland) effected an insurance on the Pallaskenry dispensary buildings, in said union, at double the rate usual in said union, and put the guardians to great delay and inconvenience in reducing said rate to the usual rate; whether the said Board of Works carried out the negotiation for said insurance so loosely that the entire amount of the insurance is placed on the most insignificant part of the buildings, and whether they will take steps to remedy 1903 that defect; whether the loan by the Board of Works is secured by a mortgage on the rates of the union, and not on said buildings; and, whether they wore justified in interfering with the right and discretion of the Board of Guardians to effect the insurance in the manner they considered most economical and best for the union?
§ MR. COURTNEY
Sir, the facts, as furnished to me, differ materially from those given in the Question. The insurance in this case was effected by the Board of Works under the 8th section of the Dispensary Houses Act of 1879. The insuring Company tried to get a double rate; but the Board stopped this as soon as they were able. The policy covers all the buildings erected under the loan. The loan is primarily charged upon the buildings.