HC Deb 03 February 1832 vol 9 cc1233-4
Mr. Weyland,

adverting to what the noble Lord the Chancellor of the Exchequer, said, the other evening with respect to the appointment of a Commission to inquire into the working of the Poor laws, observed, that although the noble Lord asserted the labours of the Commission would occupy but a very short period, a noble and learned Lord in the other House (the Lord Chancellor) had intimated, that the inquiry would occupy so much time, there was no probability of any measure of relief being introduced until late in the Session. He now wished to know whether the noble Lord anticipated so much delay or whether he did not intend to introduce some measure pending the inquiry?

Lord Althorp

could only repeat what he said before, that he did not think the inquiries of the Commission would occupy much time, and that then the Government would be prepared to state the course it intended to adopt.