HC Deb 10 June 1858 vol 150 cc1854-5

said, he would beg to ask the President of the Poor Law Board whether he intends during the present Session to introduce any measure with the view of providing a remedy for the grievances of the Poor Law Medical Officers?


said, he was aware that the present system of medical relief was not satisfactory. It was complained that the fees paid to medical gentlemen were inadequate, and that those gentlemen were not otherwise placed on a footing becoming their professional cha- racter. He had given his attention to the subject as far as it was possible with the hope of devising some measure with regard to it; and, although he was not out of hope of devising a measure which would be attended with good results, yet he could not expect to do anything with it during the present Session. However, if it was possible, he would endeavour to lay a Bill on the table of the House this Session, that it might be considered during the recess.