HC Deb 16 April 1889 vol 335 cc604-5
MR. FOLEY (Galway, Connemara)

asked the Solicitor General for Ireland whether the Inspector of National Schools in the district of Roundstone had reported to the Commissioners of National Education the severe outbreak of scarlatina from which the school children of that district were now suffering; and if any steps would be taken by the Local Government Board to authorise the Clifden Board of Guardians to import pure lime from the Arran Islands to be distributed amongst the poor for the purpose of disinfecting their dwellings?


The Commissioners of National Education report that they understand that there have been some cases of scarlatina in some of the villages in the district of Roundstone. The Local Government Board have up to the present not received any notification in the matter; but will make inquiry. The Guardians of the Union, however, have, as the sanitary authority, full power in themselves to have houses disinfected, and to obtain lime for the purpose from any place which the necessities of the case may require.