HC Deb 24 February 1898 vol 53 c1519

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether the out-door relief given and the moneys chargeable under the proposed Bill for the relief of distress in Ireland is to be an electoral division charge until the sums reach the maximum for indoor relief in the electoral division where such relief is given?


The outdoor relief given while the Local Government Board Order is in operation is to be charged in the same manner as indoor relief. That is to say, if the rate for relief on any electoral division exceeds the average rate over all the divisions by 50 per cent. the excess is charged to the Union at large.