SIR MICHAEL FOSTEK (London University)
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether the Local Government Board for Ireland is taking the necessary steps towards remedying the insanitary conditions of the Clonmel district, to which the prevalence of tuberculosis in that district has been attributed.
(Answered by Mr. Wyndham.) The Board's medical inspector directed attention in 1901 and 1902 to the insanitary condition of this district, and the Board impressed upon the district council the duty of taking all such steps as were necessary to put the district in a satisfactory sanitary condition. The inspector will make another report at an early date and this report when received will be communicated to the local authority. The Board cannot compel the local authority to take action in the matter unless in pursuance of a complaint made to it in pursuance of the 15th section of The Public Health (Ireland) Act, 1896. No such complaint has yet been made to the Board.