HC Deb 05 April 1883 vol 277 c1481

asked the President of the Local Government Board, Whether the Government of Canada have made any regulations for the purpose of supervising pauper children emigrating from the country; whether the emigration of pauper children is to be allowed; and, whether he will lay upon the Table a Copy of the Regulations in question?


, in reply, said, that the Government of Canada had informed the Colonial Office, and through that Department the Local Government Board, that they would be prepared to add to the duties of certain officials in the service the duty of looking after pauper children emigrated to the Dominion; but up to the present they had not made any regulations on the subject. He was to receive on Monday a large and important deputation, representing a considerable number of the Poor Law Boards of the country, on the subject; and until he had heard the facts they had to place before him he would not be in a position to pronounce an opinion on the subject of the hon. Member's second Question.