HC Deb 23 June 1896 vol 41 cc1684-5

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland—(1) whether he is aware that Peter MCEnaney, at present in Carrickmacross Workhouse, has made a solemn declaration before a magistrate that he was sent from Kirkcaldy Poorhouse, Scotland, against his will, to Carrickmacross Poorhouse; that he spent 50 years in Scotland, and has a wife and family there; (2) is he also aware that McEnaney has made frequent applications to the Carrickmacross Board of Guardians to be sent back to Scotland to his family; and, (3) what steps will he take in this case to relieve the ratepayers of Carrickmacross Union of McEnaney, who is in Carrickmacross Workhouse against his will?


The reply to the first and second paragraphs is in the affirmative. The Guardians of the Carrickmacross Union declined to accede to the applications of this man to be sent back to Scotland on the ground that they had no power to defray his expenses from the rates, and the Local Government Board have no power to interfere in the matter.