asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, What is the money value of the outdoor relief (if any) which was actually administered in the Unions of Glenties and Dunfanaghy, respectively, during the last three months; among how many persons it was distributed; and, what proportion the persons so relieved bear to the destitute population of these Unions?
§ MR. TREVELYAN
, in reply, said, the money value of the outdoor relief granted during the last three months in the Glenties Union was £145. The average weekly number of persons relieved was 186, and the total number of persons who received relief during the 1863 period was 221. It was impossible to say what proportion this number bore to the total destitute poor of the district. The Local Government Board were not aware of any outdoor relief having been granted during the period named in Dunfanaghy Union. A supply of meal was sent to Tory Island to meet any cases of emergency; but no Return had been received as to the persons relieved.
§ COLONEL COLTHURST
asked whether the Local Government Board would urge on the Dunfanaghy Guardians the necessity of exercising their powers in this respect?
§ MR. TREVELYAN
said, that no complaints had been received yet; but the Local Government Board would be glad to consider the question.
asked whether the Chief Secretary had seen a letter from Father M'Fadden, stating that the relieving officer told him he had instructions from the Guardians to offer nothing but the workhouse?
§ [No reply.]