§ MR. DALY (Monaghan, S.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that the governors of the Monaghan and Cavan Lunatic Asylum made a demand of £690 16s. on the County Council of Monaghan for the half year, while the sum that the asylum was entitled to was £165 3s. 5d., which was paid this week; whether he can say who was responsible for this mistake to the ratepayers of the county Monaghan; and if he will draw the attention of the auditor to this matter, so that a correct application may be made in the future.
§ MR. G. W. BALFOUR
The figures as to the amount claimed by the Asylum Joint Committee of Management and the amount granted by the County Council, are correctly stated in the question. The County Council were advised by their solicitors that the method of calculation adopted by the committee was incorrect. The attention of the auditor will be called to the matter.