HC Deb 30 March 1819 vol 39 c1264
Mr. Kennedy

, after apologizing for bringing forward a measure connected with so important a subject as the poor laws, moved for leave to bring in a bill to regulate the relief granted to the poor in Scotland; the object of which was to prevent the progress of evils in Scotland, similar to those which had arisen in England.

Mr. Hume

said, that thanks were due to the hon. mover for his attention to this subject. The object, he understood, was, to settle who the persons were by whom the funds raised for the relief of the poor in Scotland should be managed.—Leave given.