I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he will consider the advisability of adding to the Commission about to inquire into the Poor Law matters in Ireland a member of the medical profession who is in thorough touch and sympathy with the Irish Poor Law medical profession, with a view to bringing before the Commission the grievances and disabilities under which the profession labours at the present time.
My right hon. friend the Prime Minister has already stated that it is not intended to appoint to the Royal Commission on the Poor Law a member representative of the Irish medical profession. On this subject I may refer to the reply which I gave to the Question of the hon. Member for North Fermanagh on April 30th. †