HC Deb 16 May 1901 vol 94 cc265-6

On behalf of the hon. Member for the St. Patrick Division of Dublin, I beg to ask the Chief Secre- tary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether a Government analyst and chemist to the Lord Lieutenant will be appointed in Ireland, seeing that the Somerset House analyst is obliged to do Irish work, and that in certain cases the journey renders the article almost unfit for analysis.


The number of articles sent from Ireland to the Government laboratory at Somerset House is very small, consisting usually of samples of milk and an occasional sample of whiskey. The other articles are mainly drinking waters. There is no reason to suppose that the time occupied by the journey renders the article "almost unfit for analysis."