§ MR. FLYNN
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if his attention has been called to the proceedings at Blackburn on the 27th inst., at which a workhouse inmate named Edward Murray, who said he had spent 63 years in England, was ordered by the magistrates to be removed to Kilmana, 812 County Mayo; and will the Government take steps to prevent the deportation of paupers (who have spent the greater portion of their lives in England) to Ireland, and thus burdening the rates of Poor Law unions.
§ THE SECRETARY TO THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD (Mr. T. W. RUSSELL,) Tyrone, S.
The Local Government Board have no information with regard to the case referred to in the question; but, as I have stated on a previous occasion, a Bill is in preparation on the subject of the deportation of paupers from England to Ireland.
§ MR. WILLIAM REDMOND (Clare, E.)
Pending the introduction and passing of the Bill, could not cases like this stand over?
§ MR. T. W. RUSSELL
That is entirely a matter for the local boards of guardians. The Government has nothing whatever to do with it.
MR. PATRICK O'BRIEN
Is it not the case this man was born on the same day as the Queen? Is that the reason for deporting him on the occasion of Her Majesty's visit to Ireland?
§ [No answer was given.]