HC Deb 05 June 1874 vol 219 c1057

asked the President of the Local Government Board, Whether, considering the large number of children sent out to Canada by the Poor Law Guardians of various unions, it is the intention of the Government to exercise any inspection over the temporary homes or refuges provided for such children, both in this Country and in Canada; and generally into the system adopted in the latter Country, whereby the children are placed out in different trades and employments?


Sir, it is the intention of the Government to make inquiry into the results which have attended this particular form of emigration, which, as the hon. Gentleman is aware, has attained large proportions within the last three years. The subject has engaged much of my attention for some weeks, and the arrangements are on the verge of completion. In the course of a few days I shall be happy to inform my hon. Friend exactly what is proposed to be done.