HC Deb 07 February 1843 vol 66 c223
Mr. Walter

begged to ask the right hon. Baronet the Secretary for the Home Department, whether he had any objection to lay before the House a document printed about the end of 1833 or beginning of 1834, entitled, "Measures submitted by the Poor-law Commissioners to his Majesty's Ministers." ft was further entitled, "Notes of Heads of a Bill altered and amended," and contained the recommendation of a course of treatment and of a dietary, gradually diminishing in quantity, and deteriorating in quality.

Sir James Graham

said, he hardly knew the particular document to which the hon. Member referred. The hon. Member had given him notice of his intention to put this question, and in answer he would say, that no such document was to be found in the department over which he presided. He had a faint recollection that a document such as that referred to by the hon. Member had been sent as a confidential communication to Earl Grey's Government, and as such he was not prepared to consent to its production. But if the hon. Member was desirous to have it produced, he had better give notice of a motion to that effect.

Mr. Walter

said, he would not trouble the House by any motion on the subject. He did not require the document for his own use, as he was in possession of a copy, but for the general use of the House. He was perfectly satisfied with the right hon. Baronet's answer.