§ MR. HAYDEN (Roscommon, S.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he can state the result of his promised consideration to the matter of the allocation of the Irish Local Taxation Fund; and whether, in that consideration, he found himself able to set aside a sum for the repayment to boards of guardians of half the salaries and expenses of mid-wives employed by these boards in the various dispensary districts, on the same principle as half the salaries of medical officers is refunded.
§ MR. WYNDHAM
I am not yet in a position to recommend an allocation of the unexpended balances. The proposal in the second part of the Question was duly considered when the Local Government (Ireland) Act of last session was being drafted, but the Government felt unable to make any concession in the direction suggested.