HC Deb 13 July 1858 vol 151 c1431

Order for Second Reading read.


stated that some misconception had existed as to the object of this Bill. A general opinion seemed to prevail that its object was, in a covert manner, to abolish the removal of paupers altogether; but he must deny that the provisions of the measure justified any such suspicion. It was merely intended to compel the removing union to convey Irish and Scotch paupers to their destination, instead of throwing them ashore at the port in Ireland or Scotland which might happen to be the nearest to their place of ultimate destination, although it might be 100 miles distant from it. The expense entailed by the Bill would not have been more than a penny and a fraction for every mile that each person was conveyed into the interior of Scotland or Ireland. He hoped that next year he should be able to induce the House to assent to a measure for removing the scandals and the misery which at present attended the removal of paupers.

Order discharged.

Bill withdrawn.

House adjourned at a Quarter before Two o'Clock.