§ MR. G. HOWELL (Bethnal Green, N.E.)
I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board, whether, as no promise can be given of a Bill to consolidate the Poor Laws during the present Session, he will consider the propriety of preparing a digest of the statutes relating to the poor, similar to that issued some years ago by the Board of Trade relating to merchant shipping, and also those issued by the Local Government Board some years ago relating to Sanitary Authorities.
§ MR. SHAW LEFEVRE
The statutes relating to the poor are extremely numerous, and the preparation of a digest of them would require a great amount of time and labour. Many of them are almost obsolete. In the existing great pressure of business on the Department, I cannot hold out expectations of this work being undertaken at the present time.
§ MR. G. HOWELL
I beg to give notice that I shall call attention to this matter on the Estimates, and move a reduction in the right hon. Gentleman's salary.