HC Deb 22 March 1928 vol 215 cc534-5

asked the Home Secretary whether, inasmuch as on the 21st of April, 1927, he issued and sent to the clerks to the justices of the peace a Circular asking them to call the attention of the justices to certain provisions of the Overseers Order, 1927, which had altered the powers and duties of the justices under the Poor Law Act, 1834, to make orders with respect to Poor Law relief in certain cases, and inasmuch as these powers and duties of the justices were altered by the Poor Law Act, 1927, so that the above Circular has become a mis-statement of the present law, he will now send out a new Circular stating correctly the duties of the justices?


The Poor Law Act, 1927, has been promulgated in the ordinary manner to clerks to justices. It is not my practice to issue Circular Letters to them except in special circumstances, and I do not consider that any Circular Letter from me is required in regard to this Act.

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