§ MR. M'CARTAN (Down, S.)
I beg to ask the Attorney General for Ireland whether his attention has been called to the report in the Belfast Morning News of 30th June, of the proceedings at the last meeting of the Guardians of the Union of Ballymena; and whether, considering that the Master of the Workhouse has practically denied the serious charges made against him, and considering, also, the explanation given by the Matron of the charges made against her, he will consider whether it is not desirable to cause a sworn inquiry to be held to investigate these charges?
§ *MR. MADDEN
The Local Government Board, having received and considered the explanations in writing of the Master and Matron of the Ballymena Workhouse in regard to the charges made against them, have determined that is a case in which a sworn inquiry should be held. They have accordingly directed oue of their Inspectors to proceed with such inquiry.