HC Deb 22 February 1906 vol 152 c517

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland what was the rate of infantile mortality within the North Dublin Union Workhouse as disclosed by the recent Local Government Board inquiry into the subject.


During the three years ending June 30th, 1904, there were, approximately, 333 deaths of children under two years of age in the two nurseries of this workhouse, and of the children transferred to extern hospitals 69 died, so that the total number of deaths was about 402 out of probably less than 1,000 children. As a result of the Local Government Board medical inspector's inquiry in the matter, considerable improvements have been made In the structure and administration of the infant department.