HC Deb 18 May 1815 vol 31 cc255-6
Mr. W. Smith

rose, pursuant to notice, to move for leave to bring in a Bill for the purpose of rendering general certain provisions which were at present to be found in several local acts, with a view to prevent the embezzlement or waste of any property provided for the poor. The first object of his Bill, the hon. member described to be, to subject to a certain penalty, any persons who should knowingly purchase any of the property alluded to; and the second to prevent trustees or overseers of the poor from selling any articles for the use of the poor, from which they could derive profit. The hon. member concluded with moving, "That leave be given to bring in a Bill to prevent the waste, or embezzlement of certain property provided for the use of the poor, and for other purposes relating to places provided for their reception."—Leave was given.