§ SIR T. LEA (Londonderry, S.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (1) whether the Committee from the Board of Control, when visiting the sites at Dungiven and Derry for the proposed new asylum, did on that occasion inspect the site offered at Coleraine; and, if not, will he explain why; (2) if the site at Coleraine has been recommended as the most suitable by eeveral representative bodies in the county as the most central in County Londonderry; (3) whether he is aware that the Grand Jury and other bodies in the county are nearly unanimous in their opposition to the site proposed at Granshaw; (4) and if, under these circumstances, the Board of Control will hold a public inquiry into the matter before deciding where the asylum should be built?
MR. J. MORLEY
The Board of Control is making careful inquiry relative to the sites offered for the new asylum. The Committee appointed by the Board to visit sites inspected only that which had been recommended by the Board of Governors at Granshaw, and those at Dungiven and Limavady, which had been brought under their notice by persons interested in those localities. (2) No site at Coleraine was recommended as the most suitable and central in the County Londonderry, but if the inquiry which is being made as to the most convenient and suitable position for an asylum for the district renders it desirable an inspection will be made of the site offered near that town. (3) The Board has not been informed that the Grand Jury and other bodies in the county are nearly unanimous in their opposition to the site proposed at Granshaw. (4) The Board does not consider it will be necessary to hold a public inquiry into the matter, but will give any 1271 representation made to it on the subject the most careful consideration.