HC Deb 02 April 1900 vol 81 cc948-9

I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board whether he is aware that the clerk of the Blackburn Board of Guardians made an application before the magistrates for an order for the removal from the Blackburn Workhouse of an inmate named Edward Murray to his birthplace at Kilmena, County Mayo, he having been born in Ireland in 1815, and having lived in England continuously since the year 1837; and whether, considering that legislation has been promised dealing with the question of deportation of paupers into Ireland, the Local Government Board will refuse to sanction the transfer of Edward Murray into Ireland at the expense of the Irish rates.


The hon. Gentleman will remember that I answered a question as to this case on Friday last. With regard to the second paragraph the Local Government Board have no power to interfere with the discretion of the guardians.