HC Deb 03 May 1904 vol 134 c256

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland, whether any liability is imposed on Poor Law Unions in Ireland to receive infectious and non-infectious cases into their hospitals from military barracks; and whether, if such local authorities agree to accept such cases, proper care will be taken that no loss will be put upon the ratepayers in consequence of the extra charges incurred.


There is no obligation on the part of boards of guardians to admit military patients to workhouse hospitals. But I am informed by the War Department that in all instances where arrangements are made with the local authorities for the reception of infectious cases occurring amongst troops or their families, the charges agreed upon for their maintenance are defrayed by the Department.