HC Deb 08 February 1872 vol 209 cc143-4

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether the Inspector of Reformatory and Industrial Schools has, with his sanction, at any time issued a circular to magistrates, directing them not to send children to certain classes of certified Industrial Schools, or otherwise restricting their exercise of the power conferred on them by the Act; and, whether the Government exercise any or what control over the number of children sent by magistrates to Industrial Schools duly certified to receive them?


, in reply, said, no such circular as that referred to by the hon. Gentleman had been issued. At the same time, he thought his hon. Friend might have in his mind a circular which he addressed to the managers of industrial schools after the reduction was made in the payments in certain cases which were announced last year. If his hon. Friend chose to move for that circular, he had no objection to its production.