HC Deb 24 February 1905 vol 141 cc1213-4

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether his attention has been called to the Report of Inspectors of Lunacy which was submitted to a meeting of the Committee of Management of the Monaghan and Cavan Lunatic Asylums on the 16th instant, in which Nurse Holland was condemned as unfaithful and untrustworthy in the discharge of her duties, and was found guilty of perjury against another official; and, if so, will he consider, in the interest of the public service, the advisability of demanding Nurse Holland"s resignation.

(Answered by Mr. Wyndham.) The inspectors in their report expressed the opinion that Nurse Holland, on whose statements the charge against one of the other asylum officials was based, is entirely unfitted for her position having regard to her faithlessness in the discharge of her duties and the untrustworthiness of her statements. The Committee of Management by a majority decided, however, to retain her services. The matter is engaging the consideration of Government.