§ MR. W. J. CORBET (Wicklow, E.)
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, What Report was made by the Local Government Board inspector recently sent to inquire into the distress existing in the town of Wicklow; is he aware that the inspector did not call on any of the Roman Catholic clergy, who are best acquainted with the circumstances, or on the Chairman of the Town Commissioners; why did he not do so; and, how else did he obtain his information?
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY (Mr. JOHN MORLEY) (Newcastle-on-Tyne)
, in reply, said, the Inspector who inquired into the distress in the town of Wicklow had interviews with the relieving officers, the medical officer of the workhouse, and the hon. secretary of the relief committee, and he also visited the relief works. He also called on the Chairman of the Town Commissioners, but was not fortunate enough to find him at home. The Board considered that the inquiries he made were sufficient to enable him to make a Report.