§ MR. KENNEDY (Kildare, N.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that the executive sanitary officer for the dispensary district of Leixlip, County Kildare, in view of the outbreak of an epidemic of measles in an adjoining county, in the month of August, 1893, accompanied by his staff of assistants, made a house to house inspection in the village of Leixlip for the purpose of ascertaining the sanitary condition of the premises; and subsequently furnished the Guardians of the Celbridge Poor Law Union with an official Report, in which he informed them of the dangerous sanitary condition of several of the houses; and, if so, what steps have the Guardians taken, under the Public Health Acts, towards having the dangerous nuisances abated, so as to safeguard the health and lives of the inhabitants of the locality?
THE CHIEF SECRETARY FOR IRELAND (Mr. J. MORLEY, Newcastle-upon-Tyne)
I am informed that the Guardians of the Celbridge Union have called upon the county surveyor to report as to the state of the sewerage of the village, and as to the best means of remedying its defective condition. They have also taken steps to abate, as far as possible, the other nuisances to which the Medical Officer of Health drew attention in his Report. The Report of the Medical Officer of Health speaks also of the overcrowded state of the dwellings in Leixlip, and with respect to this a Provisional Order is in course of preparation by the Local Government Board, having in view the erection of 27 houses in the dispensary district in which Leixlip is situated.