HC Deb 05 March 1866 vol 181 cc1499-500

said, he would beg to ask the President of the Poor Law Board, When it is his intention to bring in a measure consequent on the passing of the Union Chargeability Bill, and comprising details relating to the outdoor relief by the Boards of Guardians of aged persons who are in the receipt of a small weekly pension from their former employers?


said, in reply, that if the hon. Baronet referred to a clause in the Union Chargeability Act, requiring the Poor Law Board to frame orders to render the provisions of that Act applicable to the proceedings of guardians and the accounts of overseers, he had to say that such orders had been already drawn up and issued throughout the country. With reference to his inquiry respecting the relief to aged persons who were in the receipt of pensions from former employers, that matter was in no way affected by the Act in question, and the relief which such persons received was regulated by an order of much prior date.