§ MR. MCCARTAN (Down, S.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, with reference to the last meeting of the Magherafelt Board of Guardians, whether he is aware that 384 Dr. Vesey, J.P., the medical officer of the dispensary, reported to the Board that the surroundings of the well supplying the dispensary pump in Magherafelt and the lane from St. Swithin's Church were in a filthy and unsanitary condition; and whether, in the interest of the public health, the Local Government Board will direct something to be done in the matter?
§ MR. GERALD BALFOUR
I am informed that the facts are as stated in the first paragraph. The Local Government Board have directed their medical inspector to visit the locality with a view to urging the sanitary authority to take the necessary steps for the preservation of the public health.