HC Deb 07 February 1833 vol 15 cc311-2
Mr. Robert Palmer

begged to put a question to the right hon. Gentleman opposite (Mr. Lamb), which was of great importance to the county which he represented (Berks), and to many others. The right hon. Gentleman would recollect, that about twelve months ago a memorial had been presented from that county, as to the passing of Irish vagrants, and he wished to know if any steps had been taken to alter the law, and thereby relieve the counties from such a heavy burthen?

Mr. Lamb

had no hesitation in informing the House, that the memorial in question, and others upon the same subject, had been under the consideration of Government, who thought the best way was to instruct the Commissioners who were now inquiring into the Poor laws, to extend their inquiries into that subject. That was the state in which the case was at present, the Commissioners not having yet made their Report.

Mr. Robert Palmer

was glad to find the memorial was in the hands of the Commissioners, and was satisfied to take no step upon the subject, until they should make their Report.