HC Deb 31 March 1847 vol 91 c676

asked whether it were the intention of the Government to repeal the Poor Removal Act of last Session, if there should be no general revision of the poor-law system?


was not able to state that the Government contemplated any such, measure, supposing that no alteration took place in the law of settlement. That subject was under the consideration of a Committee of the House; it was open to them to report upon the whole of it, the law of removal being much connected and bound up with it, and they would report whether any alteration should be made or not. Until that report was made, it would not be in his power to say what course the Government would feel it right to take.