§ DR. C. R. TANNER (Cork Co., Mid,
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether the attention of the Local Government Board has been called to the existence of great distress in the Kilnamartyra district of the Mac-room Union; whether several representations 'on the subject have been made; and whether the deaths of Mrs. Sullivan, of Ballyroig, on Monday, 7th inst., and of her daughter on 30th January, in the district mentioned, are to be attributed directly or indirectly to the state of the locality?
§ MR. GERALD BALFOUR
The attention of the Local Government Board has not been called to the existence of distress in this district, nor have any representations been made to them on the subject. The Relieving Officer states that the Sullivan family were not destitute, and no member of the family ever applied for relief. Mrs. Sullivan died of heart disease on the 7th instant, und her daughter, who had been ill eight days before her death, was certified to have died of inflammation of the thigh. There is no reason whatever for believing that these deaths were either directly or indirectly due to want of food.