HC Deb 08 April 1867 vol 186 cc1266-7

said, he wished to ask the President of the Poor Law Board, Whether his attention has been officially called to the great and exceptional distress now existing in the Poplar Union; and, whether any Communication or Memorial has been received by him from the Guardians of the Poor of that Union or by the members of the Board of Works for the Poplar district; and, if so, whether he would have any objection to lay such Papers upon the table of the House, together with any replies that may have been sent by him to such Memorials or Communications?


said, in reply to the Question of the noble Lord, he had to state that his attention had been called by the guardians of the Poplar Union to the great distress existing in the district, and the weight of rates with which they were burdened. They had also stated that a memorial on the subject would be presented. He had not yet received that memorial; but when he did the Papers connected with the subject would readily be laid on the table.