HC Deb 04 May 1886 vol 305 cc267-8
MR. ISAACS (Newington, Walworth)

asked the President of the Local Government Board, Whether his attention has been called to the judgment given on the 14th April last in the High Court of Justice, Queen's Bench Division, in the matter of an appeal by the Guardians of the Maidstone Union against an order of removal obtained by the Guardians of the Holborn Union for the removal of Mary Ann Assiter, a widow, to the parish of Maidstone, in the Maidstone Union, the result of such judgment being that a widow, although her husband had paid rates and taxes in any particular parish, is not allowed to have the advantage of a settlement so obtained, but is removable to the place of her birth in any part of Great Britain or Ireland unless she has acquired a settlement as a widow, or before marriage; and, whether it is the intention of the Local Government Board to introduce a measure to remedy the present state of the Law as regards the removal of the poor as at present defined?


I have, as yet, only seen a very brief note of the judgment in the case referred to. When the decision is reported, the question will receive the consideration of the Board.