HC Deb 01 April 1889 vol 334 cc1237-8
MR. CONWAY (Leitrim, N.)

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he had any objection to publishing and distributing among Members copies of the plan for the re-organisation of the Board of Lunatic Asylums, which was discussed in a Circular issued 9th May, 1888; whether the Board of the Sligo Lunatic Asylum Would in future consist of 19 guardians, of whom five, who are to be grand jurors, will be appointed by his Excellency; and whether there was any intention of modifying this arrangement in the direction of electing the Board on popular lines?


I have no objection, if the hon. Member will move for it. Sligo and Leitrim Asylum will have a Board of 19; nine nominated by the Lord Lieutenant direct, 10 by the Lord Lieutenant from names submitted to him by the Grand Juries. The new plan is itself an important modification in the direction of making the Board representative.