HC Deb 09 June 1843 vol 69 cc1300-1
Mr. R. Yorke

wished to ask the right hon. Baronet whether, considering that they were then in the month of June he intended to discuss an improved Poor-law at large, and if he did, when?

Sir J. Graham

hoped the House would do him the justice to remember that he had never intimated any intention to introduce a measure the object of which would be to operate a large change in the exiting law. On the other hand, several clauses were postponed last year, and he did promise that those clauses should be introduced in the course of the present year, in the shape of a new bill. It was impossible, however, for Government to bring forward its measures, when adjourned debates made the postponement of important Orders of the Day unavoidable, as had often been the case during the present Session. He was quite prepared to re-introduce the clauses to which be had referred relating to the Gilbert Unions, to an improved system of education for pauper children, and to some regulations respecting Poor-law guardians.