HC Deb 07 July 1871 vol 207 cc1288-9

asked the President of the Poor Law Board, Whether it is intended to take any steps to prevent illegal orders of removal; and, whether it is intended to amend the Act 9 & 10 Vic, c. 66, s. 6?


said, in reply, that strictly speaking illegal orders of removal were almost an impossibility. When an order for removal was granted it was something in the nature of a rule Nisi, notice being served on the Guardians to whom it was proposed to remove the pauper, and time being allowed for them to appeal against the order to the Court of Quarter Sessions. The 6th section of the Act referred to in the Question did not refer to orders of removal, but to arrangements for removal with reference to chargeability. He had referred to the section and found it extremely comprehensive. He did not see how it could be made more comprehensive or strict; but if the hon. Gentleman had any special case in his mind perhaps he would be good enough to communicate with him about it.