§ DR. AMBROSE (Mayo, W.)
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether his attention has been called to the distress which prevails in the Newport Division of the Westport (county Mayo) Union; and will he see that relief works are started for the purpose of relieving such distress.
(Answered by Mr. Walter Long.) The Local Government Board have made inquiries in this district, but cannot find that any acute distress exists such as would render it necessary to supplement the ordinary Poor Law by means of relief works. If, however, the hon. Member will furnish the names and addresses of distressed persons for whom adequate provision has not been made, immediate attention will be given to the matter.