§ DR. TANNER (Cork Co., Mid.)
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether a medical inspector had lately been sent by the Local Government Board to visit the Inchigeelagh district; whether he had condemned the existing arrangements which compelled the poor people to travel extravagant distances in order to obtain medical relief; whether any report had been given dealing with the case in question; whether Dr. Barrett will be compelled to attend at least one day in the week at Ballingeary; whether the medical inspector gave any suggestion how the dispensary stations should be fixed; if any such suggestions were put back to the Managing Committee, through the Macroom Board of Guardians for approval; and, whether the Committee had adopted or rejected any such proposals?
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY (Sir MICHAEL HICKS-BEACH) (Bristol, W.)
The Medical Inspector of the Local Government Board has recently visited the district named, and recommended an alteration in the existing arrangements with the object of affording the persons residing in the western portion of the district greater facilities for obtaining medical relief. The suggested arrangements include the establishment of an auxiliary dispensary, and the erection of a residence for a medical officer mid- 895 way between the local and the head dispensary. The dispensary committee, to whom the matter was referred by the Board of Guardians, objected to the proposal as involving unnecessary expenditure, and they have been called upon to hold a special meeting for further consideration of the matter.