§ MR. COBBETT
said, he wished to ask the President of the Poor Law Board, whether he intends, before the Recess, to propose to Parliament any measure for altering the present sale of payment to Medical officers of Poor Law Unions?
§ MR. SOUTHERON ESTCOURT
said, that he was willing to admit that the state of the law on this subject was very unsatisfactory, but nothing could be done in the way of legislation upon it until the next Session of Parliament. The subject was under his consideration, and he hoped to be able in the course of the autumn to communicate with the parties concerned, and 1504 thus to obtain such an amount of information as would enable him to lay a Bill on the Table of the House at an early period next Session.