§ MR. A. O'CONNOR
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland with reference to his statement on Thursday last, that fever does not exist in Ranafast, and that, though an outbreak of scarlatina had occurred in the Dungloe Dispensary District, it was practically over on the 25th March, whether he is aware that the dispensary doctor did attend 11 cases of fever in Ranafast on the 21st instant, eight of them being scarlet fever cases; and that two brothers from a neighbouring town- land, who died suddenly of scarlatina, were buried on the 21st instant; whether, seeing that his previous information was incorrect, lie will cause further inquiry to be made through fresh channels; and whether he requires to see the doctor's certificates in confirmation of the above statements?
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY FOR IRELAND (Mr. A. J. BALFOUR, Manchester, E.)
The statement which I made last week gave correctly what had occurred up to that time. I have now called for a further Report.