§ MR. PATRICK O'BRIEN (Kilkenny)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether contractors to asylums in Ireland are obliged to sign a bond for the fulfilment of the contract, whether members of the asylum board (or other person on their behalf), as the second party to the contract, are also obliged to sign the bond; and whether in case the asylum board failed to sign the bond, the board could hold the contractor liable for the fulfilment of the contract or refuse to pay him for goods supplied on the ground that the board had not signed his bond?
§ MR. GERALD BALFOUR
Contractors to Asylums sign a bond for the due fulfilment of their contracts, if required to do so by the Board of Governors. Members of the Asylum Board, or other persons on their behalf, are not obliged to sign the bond.