§ MR. DILLON (Mayo, E.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether his attention has been called to the Resolution in reference to the salaries of midwives of dispensing districts passed by the Swinford Board of Guardians on 29th October, 1901, and forwarded to the Local Government Board; can he explain why no reply to this Resolution has been given by the Local Government Board, and whether in that connection his attention has been drawn to the recent decision of the King's Bench that midwives must be included under the term "officers" in the Medical Charities Act.
§ MR. WYNDHAM
The Local Government Board was not in a position to reply sooner to the Resolution, as the matter was under consideration. The recent decision of the King's Bench defined midwives to be officers under the Medical Charities Act, but this in itself does not entitle the Guardians to recoupment of any portion of their salaries.
§ MR. DILLON
Will the right hon. Gentleman undertake to request the Local Government Board to acknowledge communications of this kind without delay?
§ [No answer was returned.]