HC Deb 14 June 1904 vol 136 cc23-4

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that at present a board of guardians in Ireland is precluded from granting outdoor relief to any person in occupation of more than one quarter acre of land, no matter how that person may be afflicted, and even if certified unfit for removal to the workhouse hospital; and whether, considering the hardship worked by this limitation, he will consider the advisability either of abolishing it altogether or of greatly enlarging it.


The facts are not as stated in the Question. The hon. Member does not appear to have seen my reply to the similar Question, on Thursday last, by the hon. Member for South Down.†