HC Deb 13 May 1861 vol 162 cc1940-1

said, he wished to ask the President of the Poor Law Board, Whether it is intended to take any evidence before the Select Committee now sitting on Poor Relief (England) in reference to the complaints made of the proselytism of Catholics in Workhouses in Scotland?


said, the inquiry now proceeding upstairs with reference to the Poor Law strictly referred to the administration of the Poor Law in England and Wales under the Central Board, and the English Poor Law Board had no jurisdiction over the Scotch Poor Law. He was, therefore, of opinion that there would not be any propriety in receiving evidence on the mode in which the Poor Law was administered in Scotland.