HC Deb 08 June 1836 vol 34 cc211-2

On the Order of the Pay for the Committee on the Poor Relief (Ireland) Bill being read,

Sir Richard Musgrave

said, that, as he understood it to be the general feeling of the House, that this subject should be brought forward by his Majesty's Government, and as he believed it to be the intention of the Government to bring for-ward a measure on the subject, he would withdraw his Bill if the noble Lord, the Secretary of State for Ireland would declare in his place that the subject was under the consideration of the Government, and that it was their intention, either in this Session or early in the next, to introduce an efficient poor law for Ireland.

Lord Morpeth

said, he quite approved of the course taken by his hon. Friend, the Member for the county of Waterford with respect to this Bill, and he had no difficulty in assuring him that the subject was under the immediate consideration of the Government, and that he was not without hope of their being enabled to introduce some preparatory steps in the present Session; but, at all events, they would take the first opportunity in the next Session of introducing what he hoped would be a complete and satisfactory measure.

Mr. W, S. O'Brien

said, that in consideration of the pledge given on the part of his Majesty's Government, he, would follow the example of the hon. Baronet, the Member for the county of Waterford, and withdraw his Bill relative to the poor of Ireland, when the proper time came.

Mr. P. Scrope

would also follow the same example.

The three bills for relieving the poor of Ireland were put off for six months.

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