HC Deb 25 May 1911 vol 26 cc420-1
Captain O'NEILL

asked whether the auxiliary asylum at Youghal is a part of or attached to the workhouse there, and that the asylum attendants are appointed by the board of guardians, as they are at Ballymena, and are consequently excluded from any benefits under The Asylum Officers' Superannuation Act, 1909; and will he state whether there are any auxiliary asylums in Ireland other than those at Youghal and Ballymena?


The Youghal Asylum is not attached to the workhouse. It is the only auxiliary asylum in Ireland within the meaning of Section 76 of the Local Government (Ireland) Act, 1898, and Section 19 of the Asylum Officers Superannuation Act, 1909, and the attendants are appointed by the Committee of the Cork Asylum. The Ballymena institution is not an auxiliary asylum within the meaning of the Acts. The attendants are appointed by the Board of Guardians, and, being Union Officers, come under the Union Officers' Superannuation Act, 1865, and not under the Act of 1909.