§ Mr. DEVLIN
asked the Chief Secretary whether his attention has been called to the statement made by the master of the Limavady workhouse, at a meeting of the board of guardians held on 6th June, complaining that in the work of the farm, including the feeding of the stock and the pigs, and the supervision of the putting in of crops, he received no assistance from the schoolmaster, and to the statement of one of the guardians that he thought the schoolmaster was to assist the master in this work; whether there is any precedent or parallel for imposing the duty of feeding the pigs on a workhouse schoolmaster in Ireland; and whether the Local Government Board will inquire into the matter?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
The Minutes of Proceedings of the Board of Guardians on the date mentioned record that "The Master complained that the schoolmaster was not assisting him as he should do in connection with the superintendence of the work of the farm." The guardians have referred the matter to their visiting committee for investigation, and the Local Government Board will await the committee's report.