§ MR. J. TUITE (Westmeath, N.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, whether his attention has been called to the case of Owen Murligan, recently removed to the Mullingar Workhouse by the Glasgow Parish Authorities; is he aware that Murligan had been for over 40 years residing out of Ireland, 30 years of that time having been spent in Scotland and England, and 10 years in India as a soldier; and whether, having regard to the hardship caused to Irish unions by the duty of relieving and maintaining those destitute persons who have worked for the greater portion of their lives in other countries, he will introduce legislation altering the law of settlement so far as it relates to those cases?
§ MR. GERALD BALFOUR
I have seen a report in reference to the removal of this man; but on the general question I cannot, at present, add to the replies which I have repeatedly given to similar inquiries addressed to me. The matter is still the subject of communication with the English and Scotch authorities.