HC Deb 05 June 1863 vol 171 cc402-3

said, he rose to ask the President of the Poor Law Board, Whether he has received the Return of the unemployed unmarried Women in the Cotton Factory districts, and when the works sanc- tioned by the Government Engineer are likely to be commenced?


in reply, said, he had no authority to compel such a Return, but he was informed that endeavours were being made by the Committee of Relief to collect the information, and that probably in the course of next week it might be obtained. With respect to the other Question, he could only answer that it would depend on the legislation of that House.