HC Deb 25 February 1884 vol 284 cc1842-3

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether, on the 7th of January 1884, Dr. Cremin, the sanitary officer of Charleville, gave the following certificate regarding the stables attached to the Constabulary barracks:—

"I hereby certify that the stables in the barrack yard of the Police Station are in a condition dangerous to the health of the people in the neighbourhood. The refuse from the water-closet is trickling in through the wall, and the odour is frightful.


"Sanitary Officer."

"7th January 1884."

whether, for two years previously, they were in the same unsanitary condition; whether it was the duty of County In- spector Carr, upon his quarterly inspections, to take cognizance of this nuisance; whether, when he first inspected the barrack, he condemned it; but, same evening, the landlord, Mr. Sanders, called upon him at the hotel, and he never afterwards complained; whether Colonel Bruce, the Inspector General, instead of properly inspecting this barrack, went and spent his day with the landlord; whether the constables occupying it have, since November last, been obliged to send out their food to be cooked in the houses of the neighbours; and, having regard to "The Public Health Act, 1878," and the Rules of the Constabulary Force, whoso duty is it to remedy these abuses?


, in reply, said, that Dr. Cremin did give a certificate, but it was misquoted in the hon. Member's Question in an important particular. He did not use the word "people;" he referred to the "police." The County Inspector's attention was not drawn to it on his quarterly inspection; but when he heard of it he travelled 27 miles to attend to it. The insinuations with regard to County Inspector Carr and Colonel Bruce were unfounded.