§ MR. W. FIELD (Dublin, St. Patrick)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (1) whether his attention has been drawn to a discussion in the Dublin United Trades Council and Labour League respecting the employment of pauper labour in the construction of a medical officer's residence; (2) whether the guardians are justified by law in this proceeding; and (3) whether pauper labour can be utilised in the production of brushes and other requisites for the North Dublin Union?
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY FOR IRELAND (Mr. GERALD BALFOUR, Leeds, Central)
I have seen a copy of a resolution passed by the body referred to in the first paragraph. It is legally competent for the Guardians to employ the inmates of the workhouse upon the work mentioned in this paragraph. The reply to the third paragraph is also in the affirmative.