HC Deb 28 July 1903 vol 126 cc544-5
MR. O'SHEE (Waterford, W.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he will grant the Return as to persons in receipt of indoor and outdoor relief in Ireland standing on this day's Paper.


The annual reports of the Local Government Board contain a number of statistical tables on this subject. The preparation of the special Return indicated by the hon. Member would entail an immense amount of labour on the part of local authorities, which I hesitate to impose—the more particularly at the present moment, when the Poor Law Commission propose to compile further statistics in the matter. The following is the return referred to—

Poor Law (Indoor and Outdoor Relief) (Ireland). Return in respect of the persons in receipt of Indoor and Outdoor Relief in Ireland respectively on the 1st day of January, 1903, and at any time during the twelve months ended on the 31st day of March, 1903 (in the same form as Parliamentary Paper, No. 965, for England and Wales, of session 1892).