HC Deb 10 February 1863 vol 169 cc223-4

moved for leave to bring in a Bill to amend the law enabling boards of guardians to recover costs of maintenance of illegitimate children in certain cases in Ireland.


said, the Poor Law Act for Ireland had proved to be wholly useless and inoperative, as predicted last Session, and he should be glad to hear what was the scope and object of the measure.


said, the Bill was merely for the purpose of putting a proper construction on one clause which was inserted in the Act of last year, on the Motion of the noble Lord the Member or Mayo, there having been a difference of opinion amongst the chairmen of boards of guardians and the Law Officers of the Crown.

Leave given. Bill to amend the Law enabling Boards of Guardians to recover costs of maintenance of Illegitimate Children in certain cases in Ireland, ordered to be brought in by SIR ROBERT PEEL and MR. BRUCE.

Bill presented, and read 1°. [Bill 13.]