Lord J. Russell
said, as there was a rumour prevailing that it was the intention of the Government merely to pass that part of the Poor-law Act which related to the continuance of the Poor-law commission, he begged to ask the right hon. Baronet, the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether there was any truth in the statement?
§ Sir J. Graham
was much obliged to the the noble Lord for asking the question. A similar report had reached him, and he had no hesitation in assuring the noble Lord that it was the intention of the Government to use their utmost endeavours to pass the bill as they introduced it—entire, subject only to such alterations in its details as might be made in the course of discussion.