HC Deb 18 February 1869 vol 194 c111

said, he would beg to ask the Chief Secretary for Ireland, Whether it is his intention to introduce, during this Session, a Bill to assimilate the Poor Law of Ireland to that of England, by enlarging the area of rating from parishes or electoral districts to unions?


replied, that the Government had no intention of legislating on the question during the present Session. It was a matter of great importance, and one that would require a great deal of consideration before the Government could come to any conclusion on the subject.