§ DR. THOMPSON (Monaghan)
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland if he will order a Return of all the nurses, together with their qualifications, appointed in union hospitals in county Monaghan from the passing of the Local Government Bill down to the 31st December, 1902, including those acting in a temporary capacity.
(Answered by Mr. Wyndham.) The preparation of a Return such as suggested would entail an expenditure of much time and labour. So far as I am aware it would serve no useful public purpose, nor would its importance in other respects be such as to justify its being laid upon the Table as a Parliamentary Paper.† See (4) Debates, cxxiii, 110 & 1162; cxxiv., 1524.146 For these reasons I regret I cannot see my way to consent to the Return.