HC Deb 20 October 1899 vol 77 c379

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that an Order has been issued recently by the Local Government Board commanding boards of guardians in Ireland to admit into Irish workhouses sailors invalided during their service in the Navy; and whether he can state what steps he intends to take to relieve the ratepayers of Ireland of the cost of keeping sailors disabled in the service of England.


The Order of the Local Government Board merely reminds boards of guardians that the master of a workhouse is required by the Naval Enlistment Act of 1884 to at once receive into the workhouse persons who are invalided for insanity from the Royal Navy, and who are transferred to the workhouse under the powers conferred by Statute. The Statute applies to all parts of the United Kingdom.