§ MR. J. P. FARRELL
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland will he explain on what grounds the Local Government Board have required the medical officer of Granard Union to employ a trained nurse at £1 11s. 6d. a week to nurse a baby whom he found in charge of a pauper inmate; is he aware that the nurse in question refused to live in the workhouse and took a room in the principal hotel in Granard; and can he state when such orders of the Local Government Board will be withdrawn.
§ MR. WYNDHAM
The Local Government Board did not require the medical officer to employ a nurse at the remuneration stated. The master was directed by the medical officer to procure a nurse for 602 a sick child whom he found in charge of a pauper inmate. There is no apartment available for the nurse in the workhouse, and she has obtained temporary accommodation in a hotel outside. I am making further inquiry in the matter.