HC Deb 02 July 1877 vol 235 cc596-7

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether he has had the opportunity of considering the present state of the Law as regards the introduction into this country of Italian children, who have been taken away from Italy in violation of the Laws of that Kingdom; and, whether he is prepared to take any steps to suppress this traffic?


in reply, said, he was aware that the the Italian Government were anxious as to the matter referred to in the Question. He had been in communication with the Foreign Office and the Education Department on the subject, and he had also received a communication from the Charity Organization Society, with a notification that, in their opinion, there existed at the present moment ample means of meeting the question under the existing law. He intended to have a conference with the Society during the present week, when they would lay the whole case before him.