HC Deb 20 October 1899 vol 77 c380
MR. W. J. CORBET (Wicklow, E.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, as President of the Local Government Board, if a case has come under his notice in which an Irishman, named James Richardson, aged 62 years, who resided for thirty-six years in England, was recently transferred from Sheffield Union to Rathdown Union, a course against which the Guardians of Rathdown strongly protest, the Irish Poor Law Boards having no power to act similarly with paupers in their unions who are natives of England; and whether he will take steps to assimilate the law in Ireland to that which exists in England.


I replied to a question on this subject yesterday.

MR. FLAVIN (Kerry, N.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that a great injustice is being done to Ireland by the deportation of paupers from England at a heavy expense to the Irish ratepayers; whether he is also aware that the Secretary to the Local Government Board (England) has consented to a conference between the English and Irish Local Government Boards dealing with the question of deportation of paupers; and, whether he can state about what date such conference will take place.


As stated by me yesterday, I propose to arrange for a conference on this subject at an early date between the two Departments mentioned.


I hope it will take place on an early date.