HC Deb 23 February 1842 vol 60 c884
Captain Pechell

regretted he had not been in the House the other evening, when the hon. Member for Finsbury put a question to the right hon. Baronet the Secretary for the Home Department, relative to the course which the Government intended to pursue upon the subject of the Poor-laws; but he had understood that upon that occasion the right hon. Baronet said that he purposely abstained from answering the question. He wished to ask whether the right hon. Baronet would now state to the House the intention of her Majesty's Government with regard to parishes incorporated under Gilbert's Act, and towns having local acts.

Sir J. Graham

said, that he had heard nothing from the hon. and gallant Officer to induce him to depart from the intention which he announced on a former evening, of not entering in any shape into the details of the Government measure on the subject of the Poor-laws, until he was about to ask leave to introduce it.