HC Deb 16 May 1899 vol 71 c739
SIR SAMUEL MONTAGU (Tower Hamlets, Whitechapel)

I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board whether it is his intention to permit the managers of the Button Barrack School to parade the pauper children of that school for the purpose of attracting the alms of the persons going to the races on Derby Day; whether his attention has been drawn to the extensively signed memorial on the subject issued by the State Children's Aid Association; and whether, in view of the facts there set forth, he will interfere on behalf of the children.


My attention has been called to the memorial from the State Children's Aid Association, which reached me to-day. But I see no reason for my interference in this matter, and I can only refer the hon. Baronet to the replies which I gave to similar questions last year and in 1897.