§ THE LORD MAYOR OF DUBLIN (Mr. SEXTON)(for Mr. M'CARTAN) (Down, S.)
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether he is aware that John Turtle, late officer in charge of lunatics at Ballymena Workhouse, has been dismissed on a charge brought against him by the master of the workhouse; and, whether, considering that Turtle denies the charge and declares it to be unfounded, he will advise the Local Government Board to grant an inquiry into the matter?
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY (Mr. A. J. BALFOUR) (Manchester, E.)
The under-keeper referred to was charged in February last by the head lunatic 1243 keeper with having taken a patient from his bed at midnight and administered to him a shower-bath. The master reported it to the Board of Guardians, who had Turtle called before them; and having received from him such explanation as he had to offer, a resolution was adopted dismissing him from his position as a caretaker of the lunatics. The Guardians had, by the General Regulations, full power to dismiss the man; and the Local Government Board see no reason to interfere with their action in the matter, or to institute an inquiry.