HC Deb 04 July 1904 vol 137 c476
MR. REDDY (King's County, Birr)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland what is the principle on which Irish workhouses are classified; and whether he will grant a Return giving the workhouses at present included' in the various classes under which they are arranged.


There is no classification of workhouses. The Poor Law Commission now sitting was appointed to investigate the question of the amalgamation of workhouses, and the practicability of making better provision for the classification and treatment of the inmates. As a result of this investigation I hope it may be found possible to institute such a classification.