HC Deb 19 March 1883 vol 277 c799

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, What is the result of the further inquiry into the refusal of the Local Government Board to sanction the appointment of two women to teach useful industries to the children in Mount-mellick Workhouse?


Sir, I have just received a Report of the result of the further inquiries I ordered on this subject. One of the two women nominated has three children in the workhouse; and a rule of the Board is that no paid officer is to have children relieved as paupers in the same workhouse. The other woman is 74 years old, and appeal's, before she entered the Union, to have been employed on labouring work; but, as the Guardians say they have no one else to appoint, the Board has desired the Inspector to go and report on the matter on the spot.