HC Deb 26 March 1900 vol 81 c328
MR. DALY (Monaghan, S.)

I beg to ask Mr. Attorney General for Ireland whether he is aware that Mr. Agnew, Local Government Board inspector, recently made an inspection of Carrick-macross workhouse between eight and ten o'clock at night; whether he is aware that this inspector has been in the habit of making an inspection of workhouses in several other places in Ulster at night; and whether he will order the discontinuance of this practice of disturbing the inmates after they have retired for the night.


I am informed that Mr. Agnew recently visited a couple of the wards of this workhouse between the hours mentioned, but that his visit did not extend to the whole of the establishment. He is not in the habit of making such visits at night, though he has done so occasionally, and the Local Government Board see no reason for interfering with the discretion vested in their inspector in this respect, and, on the contrary, are of opinion that occasional inspection of some of the wards at night is most desirable.