§ MR. J. P. FARRELL
I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board if he will explain why paupers continue to be deported to Ireland from English cities and unions, contrary to the legislation passed by this House to stop same; and whether, in these cases, proper inquiries are made so as to ensure that no fraud is committed by such persons in order to secure a cheap passage to Ireland.
§ MR. WALTER LONG
I presume that the legislation to which the hon. Member refers is the Poor Removal Act, 1900. I have not received complaints of the deportation of persons to Ireland in contravention of that Act, but if any such complaints are brought to my notice I will make inquiry with regard to them.