§ MR. P. J. POWER (Waterford, E.)
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether it is the fact that John Waters and Thomas Moroney, after a residence of 40 years 91 in Cardiff, have been deported as paupers from a locality which for that long period was benefited by their labour and expenditure to Waterford, which place they originally were compelled to leave owing to want of employment; whether John Waters and Thomas Moroney have become a permanent charge on a Union to which is attachable the mere accident of birth; and, whether it is competent for Guardians of the poor in Ireland to send to the Unions in which they have been born paupers from England, Scotland, and Wales, who may be in receipt of Poor Law relief in Ireland?
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY (Mr. A. J. BALFOUR) (Manchester, E.)
The facts are substantially as stated in the first two paragraphs. The reply to the third paragraph is in the negative.
§ MR. P. J. POWER
asked, as this was a great grievance, if the right hon. Gentleman would be prepared to introduce a measure removing that grievance?
§ MR. A. J. BALFOUR
I suppose the Bill to which the hon. Gentleman refers would be a Bill which would enable Irish Unions to export to England poor Englishmen who, as it were, had to be supported out of Irish rates. Neither that nor any other Bill of the kind has a chance of passing this Session.
§ MR. SPEAKER
Order, order! The first Question of the hon. Gentleman did not fairly arise out of the Question on the Paper.