HC Deb 13 May 1907 vol 174 cc595-6

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland if he has received a resolution, proposed by P. McManus, C.C., seconded by James Harman, C.C., and adopted by the Cavan County Council, asking that the Local Government Board remit a surcharge of £74 15s. 2d. made upon four members of the joint asylum committee of Monaghan and Cavan in connection with the maintenance, etc., of one Francis McDonald; and, in view of the circumstances connected with this transaction, will he look into the whole matter and advise that this surcharge be remitted.

(Answered by Mr. Birrell.) I have received the resolution. The surcharge referred to was confirmed by the Local Government Board and the amount has since been lodged to the credit of the asylum committee. I find that my predecessor fully considered the case and decided, with all the facts before him, that it could not be re-opened. I do not, therefore, propose to take any further steps.