§ Mr. NANNETTI
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether the portion of The Poor Afflicted Relief (Ireland) Act, 1878, in which provision is made for any destitute deaf and dumb or blind person over the age of 13 years is held to repeal The Poor Relief (Ireland) Act, 1843; and, if so, whether the approval of the Local Government Board is required under the Act of 1878?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
Section 3 of The Poor Afflicted Persons Relief (Ireland) Act, 1878, does not repeal the provisions of Section 14 of the Act of 1843 (6 and 7 Vict., cap. 92). The section of the Act of 1843 provides only for the sending to and maintenance in an institution approved by the Board of deaf and dumb or blind children under the age of 18. The Section of the Act of 1878 provides for the sending to and maintenance in a hospital or institution of any pauper above the age of 18 being blind or deaf and dumb; no approval or consent2528W on the part of the Local Government Board is necessary, but the cost of the reception, maintenance, and instruction must not exceed five shillings weekly in the case of any one such pauper.