§ Mr. JOSEPH DEVLIN (Kilkenny N.)
To ask the Chief Secretary tc the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether his attention has been called to the fact that the Belfast Board of Guardians, at their meeting on July 25th, 1905, rejected a motion in favour of the appointment of chaplains to the workhouse sanatorium; whether the Local Government Board had, in a letter dated May 15th last, requested that these chaplains should be appointed; and, if so, whether he proposes to direct that the recommendations of the Local Government Board be complied with immediately.
(Answered by Mr. Walter Long.) The appointment of chaplains for the auxiliary workhouse of the Belfast Union devolves upon the Local Government Board under Section 48 of 1 and 2 Vict., cap. 56, and the necessary steps are being taken in the matter.