HC Deb 11 March 1904 vol 131 cc854-5
MR. JAMES O'CONNOR (Wicklow, W.)

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he can sec his way to make provision for the payment of the expenses of witnesses who are invited to give evidence before the Poor Law Commission inquiring into the case for the amalgamation of unions.

(Answered, by Mr. Wyndham.) The sittings of the Commission are arranged so as to obviate tedious or irksome journeys by witnesses. They are nominated to appear before the Commission by local authorities, who generally defray their expenses. No change in the existing arrangements is called for.