Mr. Redhead Yorke
inquired whether the amended Poor-law Bill, which it was the intention of the Government to propose this year, was to be precisely the same as that of last year, with the exception, of course, of those alterations which had been recognized at the close of the Session?
§ Sir J. Graham
replied, that the principle of the bill was identically the same. In some details there was a variation, especially with respect to the clauses relating to apprenticeship. Some clauses also would be added.
Lord J. Russell
said, it would be very desirable to know what would be done in relation to the Poor-law for Ireland, and he wished to know if the Government intended to proceed with a bill, and, if so, whether the principle was to be maintained?