§ Mr. AUGUSTINE ROCHE
asked the Chief Secretary why, in the case of Michael Murphy, of Dundalk, who was unanimously granted by the Dundalk Board of Guardians an artificial leg for the purpose of enabling him to earn his livelihood, the Local Government Board have refused to sanction the expenditure, although the same was passed by the board of guardians after full consideration and with full knowledge of the circumstances of the case, which was recommended by the medical officer?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
The proposal in this cast involved an expenditure of £12 10s., and was adopted by the guardians without the prescribed notice having been given. The Local Government Board have not refused to sanction the expenditure, but requested the guardians to bring the matter up again after the usual notice has been given to each guardian.