§ MR. D. CRAWFORD (Lanark, N.E.)
I beg to ask the Secretary for Scotland whether he has considered the suggestion 1320 that the opinion of the more important Parochial Boards should be obtained with reference to the Local Government Bill for Scotland, so far as it will affect Poor Law administration, in the same way as the County Councils have been consulted?
§ THE SECRETARY FOR SCOTLAND (Sir G. TREVELYAN,) Glasgow, Bridgeton
The County Councils, which of course are comparatively few in number, were invited by Circular to name any special practical points in which their experience bad taught them that the recent Local Government Act required amendment. The operation of the Poor Law, which is of much older standing, is well known to the Government. I am, at the same time, to consider, as I have already done, suggestions from Local Bodies in Scotland; and on Wednesday next I am going to receive a deputation on this very matter from the Glasgow and Barony Parochial Boards, and the Board of the Govan Combination.