HC Deb 17 July 1900 vol 86 c236
MR. LAWRENCE (Liverpool, Abercromby)

I beg to ask the Vice-President of the Committee of Council on Education what decision has been come to by the Committee of Council on Education with reference to the protest made to the President of such Council by the Executive Council of the Association of Poor Law Unions against the regulation contained in the boarding-out regulations made by the Committee under the Elementary Education (Defective and Epileptic Children) Act, 1899, that no child within that Act shall be boarded out in a home in which any poorlaw child is boarded out by a board of guardians; and whether such regulation will be withdrawn, thereby removing any slur upon poor-law children.


No slur upon poorlaw children is either intended or conveyed by the regulation; but it is thought inexpedient for two separate and distinct Government authorities to have jurisdiction in the same home.