HC Deb 26 June 1899 vol 73 c593
MR. FLAVIN (Kerry, N.)

I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board if he is aware that Mary Padwick, the wife of an English soldier who died during service in India in 1890, was transferred by the Prestwich Guardians, Manchester, to the Listowel (County Kerry) Union, of which she is now an inmate, and a cost oh the ratepayers; whether he is aware that the Prestwich Guardians requested the Listowel Guardians to sign an order for the removal of Mary Padwick from Prestwich without the customary magistrate's order; awl whether instructions will be given directing the Prestwich Board of Guardians, at their expense, to remove Mary Padwick from the Listowel Union.


The facts appear to be as stated in the question. The Guardians of the Listowel Union declined to accept Mary Padwick without a magistrate's order, and an order was thereupon obtained and the woman was removed under it. I am not aware of any ground for the removal of the pauper from the Listowel Union, and the Local Government Board would have no authority to give any instructions in the matter.


Cannot the right hon. Gentleman say why the same restrictions are not imposed in England as in Scotland?


Order, order!