§ MR. J. P. FARRELL (Longford, N.)
I beg to ask Mr. Attorney-General for Ireland whether his attention has been called to a circular issued to the magistrates of County Longford directing them to refuse to send destitute female children to institutions outside the county, whereas a certified institution exists there; if so, will he state on whose certificate or report this order was issued, and whether the classification of this institution has recently been dealt with by Dr. Fagan in his report; and is it due to this report that such order was issued.
§ THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL FOR IRELAND (Mr. ATKINSON,) Londonderry, N.
I have not seen the alleged circular, and, so far as I have been able to ascertain, it has not been issued by any Government Department. If the hon. Member will be good enough to send me a copy of the document in question I will make further inquiry.