HC Deb 10 February 1852 vol 119 c332

wished to ask the right hon. President of the Poor Law Board whether he intended in the course of the present Session to bring forward any measure for amending the Law of Settlement?


said, that the arrangements already made for the conduct of the public business in that House, would, he apprehended, prevent his introducing a Bill on this subject early in the Session. The Government, and no member of it more than himself, were fully aware of the importance of the subject, and of the necessity, daily becoming more evident, of introducing some material change in the Law of Settlement; and if it appeared in the course of the Session that there was any possibility of legislating on the subject, he was authorised to state that the Government would be prepared to introduce a measure.