HC Deb 05 June 1845 vol 81 c140
Viscount Clements

said, that a very valuable Report had been made by the Commissioners of Inquiry into the State of Large Towns and Populous Districts in England. The right hon. Baronet must be aware that the towns in Ireland were increasing, as well as the population, and that the habitations of the bulk of the people were of the worst possible description. He, therefore, begged to ask the right hon. Gentleman (Sir R. Peel) whether there would be any objection to extend that Commission of Inquiry?

Sir R. Peel

said, that as the evils of all great towns partook so very much of the same character, he hoped that it would be possible to pass a measure on the subject relating to the health of towns generally, which might be made to extend to Ireland, without the necessity of going through any preliminary inquiry in that country.

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