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Lisburn Union Registrar Of Deaths

Volume 180: debated on Wednesday 7 August 1907

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I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether the attention of the Registrar-General for Ireland has been called to the fact that since the establishment of the City Fever Hospital in Lisburn Union the duty of registering the deaths in that institution falls to the registrar in Lisburn; whether he has received a resolution passed by the Lisburn Board of Guardians suggesting the appointment of a second assistant-registrar for the Ballylesson district; and whether, under Sections 16 and 23 of the Act for the Registration of Births and Deaths in Ireland, the Registrar-General will constitute the hospital, a special district in order to relieve the ratepayers of Lisburn Union from payment for the registration of deaths in an outside institution, or, alternatively, to give effect to the resolution of the guardians.

The Registrar-General's attention has been called to the fact stated in the first part of the Question. The Registrar-General has received the resolution of the Lisburn Board of Guardians, but is unable to comply with their request, seeing that the statute empowers the employment of one assistant registrar only in each district. The Registrar-General regrets that he cannot accede to the proposal that the hospital should be made a separate registrar's district. It would, he informs me, be entirely without precedent to constitute a public institution, situate in a certain union, into a separate district, to form part of another union.