§ MR. O'MARA (Kilkenny, S.)
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he will state the number per 10,000 of population of paupers, of lunatics, of deaf and dumb supported by public institutions, and compare these figures with similar figures for other parts of the United Kingdom; whether he will supply a similar comparison in respect of births, deaths, and marriages per 10,000 of population; whether he will supply a similar comparison of labourers employed in industrial establishments per 10,000 of population.
(Answered by Mr. Walter Long.) The numbers, per 10,000 of the population, of persons maintained by boards of guardians in Ireland, on April 29th, 1905, were as follows—
The number, per 10,000 of the population, of deaf and dumb persons in special institutions for such persons on Census night, 1901 (the latest date for which figures are available), was 1.2. The similar proportion of lunatics supported in public institutions (including hose in workhouses as above-mentioned) tn January 1st, 1904, the latest date 260 for which figures are available, was 49.6. The numbers of births, deaths, and marriages, per 10,000 of the estimated population, for the year 1904, were:—Births, 236; Deaths, 181; Marriages, 52. No information is available upon which a reply can be given to the last inquiry. I am unable to furnish figures for other parts of the United Kingdom.
Indoor. No. per 10,000 of population. In workhouse and district schools:— Ordinary paupers 90.2 Lunatics and epileptics 8.8 In extern institutions:— Deaf and dumb 1.0 Blind, imbeciles, and other persons sent to hospitals for special treatment 1.4 Outdoor. Receiving ordinary relief 133.7 Receiving special relief under Section 13 of The Local Government (Ireland) Act, 1898 27.9 Total 263.0