HC Deb 08 May 1891 vol 353 c364

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland what relief works are in progress in the Unions of Tuam and Glenamaddy; and would he consider the propriety of starting some now that the Spring sowings are completed?


No relief works are in progress in the Unions mentioned, the condition of which will continue to receive attention. As I have already pointed out to the hon. Member in connection with a previous question of his on the subject, relief works were recently opened in Tuam Union, in response to representations made from the locality and by himself; but with the exception of some eight persons no one could be found to accept employment at the relief rate of wage offered. (A stone of meal per day—6s. a week).