HC Deb 23 March 1871 vol 205 c454

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland, Whether his attention has been drawn to the hardship in many instances of the removal of Poor Persons from England and Scotland to Ireland; and, if so, whether he intends to introduce a Bill on this subject this Session?


said, in reply, that his attention had been called to certain cases of great hardship which had occurred under the present system of poor removal, and he purposed, in conjunction with the President of the Poor Law Board, to see whether a remedy could be devised. Any legislation on the subject, however, belonged rather to the Department of the President of the Poor Law Board than to his own, as it would render an alteration of the English law necessary.

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