HC Deb 18 April 1904 vol 133 cc392-3
MR. P.J. O'BRIEN (Tipperary. N.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland if he has received a resolution of the Agricultural and Technical Instruction Committee of Borrisokane, North Tipperary, calling on him to have the order of the Local Government Board revoked which prevents the committee from having the use of a room in the workhouse for instruction in cookery, laundry, and domestic economy for the young women of Borrisokane rural districts, pointing out the inconvenience resulting from this order, and the consequent disorganisation of their classes; and, if so, will he see his way, in the interest of the development of technical instruction, to have this order revoke.


It was recently decided by a Court of law that if the Local Government Board permitted the use of a workhouse for any purpose unconnected with the administration of the Poor Laws, it would be liable to an injunction. The Board, in the circumstances, is preclude I from sanctioning the proposal in question.