said he begged to ask the right hon. gentlemen the President of the Poor Law Board whether any communication had taken place between the President of the Privy Council and himself relative to the education of children receiving outdoor relief; and if so, whether there was any objection to lay such correspondence before the House?
§ MR. BAINES
said he had no objection to lay the correspondence on the table.
said he could now ask the right hon. gentleman whether any communication had taken place between himself and the Emigration Commissioners relative to the Act passed by the New 189 South Wales Legislature (16 Vic., cap. 42, sec. 7 & 8), whereby the Emigration Commissioners are declared competent to engage any boy or girl of and above the age of thirteen, from any parish or board of guardians, the parents or guardians of whom shall be willing to contribute towards their passage to the colony, the colony paying a sum not exceeding 8l. sterling towards the passage money; such children, upon their arrival at the colony, to be apprenticed to proper employers under certain conditions.
§ MR. BAINES
said that a correspondence had taken place on the subject referred to, and he had no objection to its production.