HC Deb 12 December 1878 vol 243 c636

asked the President of the Local Government Board, Whether it is his intention to introduce in the present Session a Bill to amend the Laws regarding the removal of the destitute poor receiving relief from the poors' rates from one kingdom to another in the United Kingdom; and, whether he intends to deal with the Law of Settlement, with the view of abolishing or amending the same?


Sir, in reply to the Question of the hon. Gentleman, I have to state that the subject is under the consideration of the Government; and they hope to be able to make some proposal with reference to it within the present Session, sometime after the Recess. The Resolution of last year come to by this House has been undergoing careful consideration; but there are many difficulties in the way, and these I cannot enter on. I can only repeat the promise I have already given—that the matter is under our consideration, and we will deal with it as soon as possible.