HC Deb 08 December 1888 vol 331 cc1563-4

Motion made, and Question proposed, That a sum, not exceeding £460, be granted to Her Majesty, to complete the sum necessary to defray the Charge which wit come in course of payment during the year ending on the 31st day of March, 1889, in aid of the Local Cost of Maintenance of Pauper Lunatics in Ireland.


said, he desired to ask if in the right hon. Gentleman's time anything had been done in redemption of the repeated promises made by successive Chief Secretaries to inquire into the local classification of inmates of pauper institutions in Ireland, and especially in regard to lunatics in these buildings. In the time of the late Mr. Forster, he (Mr. Arthur O'Connor) brought this matter before the Committee, and obtained from Mr. Forster a promise to inquire into the whole matter. He brought under the notice of the right hon. Gentleman specific eases which were noted, and he was led to believe that the whole affair would be regulated or examined into at any rate. He had not, however, been able to discover that there had been any reforms initiated. Take for instance Dingle Workhouse in West Kerry—

It being half after Five of the Clock, the Chairman left the Chair to make his Report to the House.

Resolutions to be reported upon Monday next.

Committee also report Progress; to sit again upon Monday next.