§ Order for Committee read.
said, he should oppose the Motion, unless an assurance were given that a clause should be introduced into the Bill giving the power of appeal.
THE LORD ADVOCATE
hoped that his hon. Friend would not object to the House going into Committee on the ground he had mentioned. The object of the Bill was to assimilate the law affecting the removal of the poor from England to Scotland, and from Scotland to Ireland, to the existing state of the law with respect to poor removal from England to Ireland. If an appeal was thought right in one case, it ought to exist in the other also.
supported the proposition for introducing an appeal from the decision of magistrates in these cases.
§ Question put, "That Mr. Speaker do now leave the Chair."
§ The House divided:—Ayes 66; Noes 13: Majority 53.
§ House in Committee.
§ Clause 1 (Warrant of Removal to Scotland to be signed by Two Justices or a Magistrate, and to England or Ireland by the Sheriff or Two Justices).
§ SIR FREDERICK HEYGATE
moved an Amendment to the effect that no child who had arrived at five years of age, and should remain in the country ten years, should be liable to removal.
§ Amendment negatived.
SIR HERVEY BRUCE
moved the introduction of words providing that a residence of five years in one parish or of ten 1284 years in several parishes shall render a person irremovable.
§ Clause agreed to; as were also Clauses 2 to 7 inclusive.
§ House resumed.
§ Committee report Progress; to sit again on Thursday.