HC Deb 24 October 1918 vol 110 cc940-1W
Captain C. CRAIG

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he has received a resolution from representatives of the Antrim, Bally-money, Larne, and Lisburn Boards of Guardians pointing out that these boards had boarded out in other workhouses their healthy inmates, thus leaving vacant the main portion of the workhouse premises in each case, and requesting the Government to introduce legislation to amend the Poor Relief Act, 1838, which only provides for the sale of workhouse buildings or portions thereof, so as to enable such buildings to be let on lease for terms of years; and what steps he proposes to take in the matter?


I have received the resolution referred to. Legislation would be necessary, but I fear there is no prospect at present of introducing an amending Act.

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