HC Deb 30 April 1888 vol 325 c905
MR. P. J. O'BRIEN (Tipperary, N.)

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether he has yet received the Report in answer to the full inquiry which be promised into the circumstances of the case of the Cranna Orphanage in County Tipperary; whether it is in accordance with the facts as reported at the Coroner's inquest on the body of the boy Madden; whether the remaining children in that Institution are still on the dietary, the nature of which was then disclosed; and, whether he will take steps to have this and similar Institutions in Ireland visited at intervals by authorized Government Inspectors, so as to afford some protection to the orphan children therein confined, and to prevent the recurrence of such inhuman treatment as has been proved in the case of the Cranna orphans?

THE CHIEF SECRETARY (Mr. A. J. BALFOUR) (Manchester, E.) ,

in reply, said, the Executive Government were in communication with the proper authorities on the subject referred to in the Question, and had not yet had time to receive a reply to the inquiries they had made.