§ MR. PINKERTON (Galway)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland if he can state at what date the County Galway Infirmary Bill will be introduced, in pursuance of public notice given in December, 1891, and in accordance with the Report of the Commission of Inquiry appointed by the Lord Lieutenant; if he is aware that through that advertisement no steps were taken to elect a surgeon in the usual way, and, as a consequence, an election is now impossible owing to the death of a governor this year, which renders the number of qualified electors below that of an official quorum, and leaves the Infirmary derelict at the present moment; and 823 whether he is aware that, in support of the proposition that the Bill should be passed as an unopposed measure, resolutions were passed by the Grand Jury of the county, the Town Commissioners, and by the citizens of Galway, at a public meeting convened by the Lord Bishop?
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY FOR IRELAND (Mr. JACKSON,) Leeds, N.
The hon. Member will probably have noticed that I have put down a Motion to bring in the Bill to-day. The only thing I can say in regard to the question is, that no steps were taken to elect a surgeon in the usual way not because of any advertisement. The appointment was not made in consequence of the impossibility of making a quorum.