HC Deb 26 July 1850 vol 113 c391

Order for Third Reading read.

Bill read 3°.

SIR W. JOLLIFFE moved the insertion of the following clause:— And whereas, by the aforesaid Acts hereby proposed to be continued, the relief, maintenance, and burial of poor persons therein described is made a charge upon the common fund of the union in which such person shall reside; and whereas it is expedient that such poor persons should be subject to all the provisions of the aforesaid Acts, so long as they shall continue to reside in the said union: be it therefore enacted, that the residence of such poor persons within any union to which they may become chargeable, shall be of equal and the same effect as if such persons had continued to reside within any single parish comprised in such union.

Clause brought up, and read 1°.


said, that the change proposed to be made by the hon. Baronet was one of so much importance to the whole poor-law system that it could not with propriety be introduced at so late a period of the Session. The subject of the present clause had better be reserved until the whole question of settlement came before the House.

Motion made, and Question, "That the said Clause be now read a Second Time," put, and negatived.

Clause added.

Bill passed.