HC Deb 14 July 1904 vol 138 cc43-4

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether his attention has been drawn to a resolution adopted by the Newry Board of Guardians, urging the necessity for remedial legislation with reference to the importation of paupers from English and Scotch unions to Irish workhouses, whilst Irish boards of guardians are powerless as to the deportation of non-domiciled destitute persons who may become chargeable on the rates; and whether he will give the matter his consideration during the approaching recess.


Yes, Sir; a resolution to the effect stated has been received. Subject to the restrictions imposed by the Poor Removal Act, 1900, Irish-born paupers may be removed from England to Ireland, but there is no corresponding enactment enabling the removal of English and Scotch paupers from Ireland. The matter is being investigated and will be duly reported on by the Poor Law Reform Commission.