§ MR. ENGLEDOW
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that the Local Government Board are authorised by law from time to time to inspect and examine into the administration of any hospital or infirmary supported in part by Grand Jury presentments or Parliamentary grants; if he will give the date of the last time that the Carlow County Infirmary was so inspected, and its administration examined into by a Local Government Board Inspector; and if he will cause such Inspection and examination of its administration to be made at an early date?
§ MR. GERALD BALFOUR
It is the case that the statutable power indicated by the hon. Member exists. A 447 general inspection was made under it shortly after it came into force. If the hon. Member is aware of any circumstances which, in his opinion, render an inspection of the Carlow Infirmary now necessary, and if he will communicate them to me, I shall be happy to consider whether such an inspection should be ordered by the Local Government Board.