HC Deb 27 June 1889 vol 337 cc892-3

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether, having regard to the satisfactory results from the system of boarding out pauper children, he is prepared to recommend the extension of the provisions of the Order recently issued by the Local Government Bord for England to the Poor Law Unions in Ireland?


The regulations at present in force in Ireland with respect to the boarding out of orphan and deserted children appear to include the most important of the provisions contained in the English Orders referred to by the hon. Member. The main difference seems to be in relation to the visiting and inspection of these children, which in England may be done by members of a Committee formed for the purpose, while in Ireland this duty is entrusted to the relieving officer. The Irish Local Government Board will consider whether it would be possible to appoint such a Committee, and, if so, whether any advantage could result therefrom.

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