HC Deb 25 May 1911 vol 26 c429

asked the Prime Minister whether, seeing that the Poor Law Amendment Act, 1834, is to-day seventy-seven years' old, and that modern economic and social conditions render this Act more or less obsolete, he can see the expediency of bringing in a Poor Law Reform Bill dealing with the present-day necessities of the people, both in the interests of the ratepayers and the paupers?

The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER (Mr. Lloyd George)

I must refer the hon. Member to an answer given by my right hon. Friend, the Prime Minister, on 3rd May, to a question by the hon. Member for Montrose Burghs.