HC Deb 12 April 1918 vol 104 cc1829-30W
Mr. H. LAW

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether his attention has been called to the position of the King's Bench Division in Ireland in respect of an application made by the Listowel guardians regarding the surcharge of certain of their members for expenses incurred in sending a man named McEnery for special treatment in the Cork Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital; and, having regard to the above decision, what provision can be made by local authorities for poor persons, not being inmates of the workhouse proper, who are in need of treatment not available locally?


Sanitary authorities have full power under Section 155 of the Public Health (Ireland) Act, 1878, to make arrangements for the care of the sick inhabitants of their districts. The Local Government Board have recently issued circulars calling attention to this provision.