§ DR. TANNER (Cork Co., Mid.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland if he is aware that a telegram was received by the Resident Medical Officer of the Cork District Lunatic Asylum from the Inspectors of Lunatics, dated 30th December, 1893, directing him not to convene the usual monthly meeting of the Boards of Governors for Monday, 1st January, on the ground that the Board of 1893 was not competent to act after the 31st; if he is aware than in consequence the contractors for supplies to the asylum have not received their usual monthly cheques, and have, therefore, suffered much inconvenience; if he will state why last year's Board was not allowed to continue in office until the appointment of the new Board, as is the practice under the Poor Law system; if he will take immediate steps to have overdue accounts dealt with; and if he will stale in whose control the establishment is vested pending the nomination of the new Board?
MR. J. MORLEY
The facts are as stated in the first paragraph. Boards of Governors of the District Lunatic Asylums are, under Order in Council, appointed for the calendar year. The Board of the Cork Asylum for 1894 was, with others, appointed on the 6th instant, and directions have been issued for convening a meeting of that Board not later than Monday next, when doubtless any monthly accounts will be at once dealt with.