HC Deb 13 March 1890 vol 342 c691
MR. JOHN REDMOND (Wexford, N.)

I beg to ask the Attorney General for Ireland if his attention has been drawn to the omission of the name of the Mayor of Wexford from the List of Governors of the Enniscorthy District Lunatic Asylum; whether from the foundation of the institution until now the Mayor of Wexford has always been one of its Governors; who is responsible for advising the Lord Lieutenant in his selection of Governors for this institution; and what is the reason for the removal of the name of the present Mayor of Wexford from the list?


It is the practice of the Lord Lieutenant to select the Mayor of a city or town as a Governor of the District Lunatic Asylum for his term of office, provided there be no reason to the contrary. The Lord Lieutenant directly exercises his own responsibility in the matter. The Mayor of Wexford was undergoing two months' imprisonment for intimidation. He was, therefore, not appointed a Governor of the Asylum.