§ Sir CLEMENT KINLOCH-COOKE
asked the President of the Local Government Board whether he would consider the possibility of so amending the Poor Law as to make it legal for boards of guardians to contribute to the support of children now chargeable to the State, and classed as orphans or deserted, in the British possessions over-seas?
§ Sir C. KINLOCH-COOKE
Is it the right hon. Gentleman's view that the Poor Law does prevent boards of guardians from making such payments?
§ Mr. BURNS
The Poor Law enables boards of guardians to spend money from the moment a child is adopted until it is thirteen or fourteen years of age, when the child is emigrated to any of the colonies. If the hon. Gentleman asks me, I think it is inexpedient that the contribution should go overseas.