§ DR. TANNER
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether his attention has been called to the manner in which the Governors of the Cork Lunatic Asylum are said to have shelved the Report of Messrs. Plunkett, O'Farrell, and T. J. M. Courtenay, Inspectors of Lunatic Asylums; whether the Board of Governors refused to give the Report to the Press until "they had considered;" whether it is true the Report suggested many reforms, and made serious complaints as to the want of personal cleanliness allowed to exist with regard to some of its inmates, and also as to the sanitary arrangements in certain parts of the house; and whether the Inspectors stated that, in their opinion, the Board had not properly attended to the wants of the patients; and what is the number of patients at present in the asylum?
§ MR. A. J. BALFOUR
Inquiries are being made, and I must ask the hon. Gentleman to put the question down again.