§ MR. TULLY (Leitrim, S.)
To ask the President of the Local Government Board whether he is aware that the Pontefract Board of Guardians decided on Saturday last to continue paying outdoor relief to John and Bridget Gilmore, who are now residing in Mohill Union, Ireland; and whether, as this aged couple were deported to Mohill Union seven years ago, and have no connection with that union, he will reconsider his refusal to sanction the payment of this relief.
(Answered by Mr. Walter Long.) I received yesterday a further communication from the Guardians in which the circumstances of the case are more fully explained. Looking to their very exceptional character I propose to sanction the payment.