§ MR. NANNETTI (Dublin, College Green)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether, in view of the percentage of female and children inmates in Irish workhouses, and also in view of the number of lady members of Poor Law Boards, and the interest taken by women generally in the Poor Law administration of Ireland, he will consider the advisability of adding a lady member to the recently appointed Commission of 1058 Inquiry into the working of the Irish Poor Law system.
§ THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL FOR IRELAND (Mr. ATKINSON,) Londonderry, N.
At my right hon. friend's request I will reply to this Question. The constitution of the Commission was very carefully considered, and it is not proposed to make any addition to the number of Commissioners. It will, of course, be open to them to take the evidence of ladies interested in the matters under inquiry.