§ Sir WALTER NUGENT
asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland if his attention had been drawn to the effect of the Law dealing with the deportation of paupers in the United Kingdom, which permits their being sent from Great Britain to Ireland, but does not allow Ireland to return them to Great Britain 951 under similar circumstances, and whether, when the Bill dealing with the reform of the Poor Law is under consideration, he will introduce a clause in it to remove this inequality?
§ The CHIEF SECRETARY for IRELAND (Mr. Birrell)
My attention has been frequently drawn to this question, which concerns not only Ireland, but also England and Scotland. The Report of the recent Royal Commission recommends reciprocity between the three countries. The matter will receive due consideration in connection with any legislation which may be introduced for the reform of the Poor Laws.