HL Deb 24 June 1831 vol 4 cc284-5
The Marquis of Salisbury

said, that since he understood it to be the intention of Ministers to bring forward a measure relative to the employment of the agricultural population, he would not move for a revival of the Committee which sat last Session on the subject. He, however, would give notice, that on Tuesday next he would call upon the House to consider the propriety of revising the Poor-laws.

Viscount Melbourne

said, that he had not held out any confident expectation that Government would take up the question alluded to by the noble Marquis.

The Earl of Malmesbury

said, that the Lord Chancellor had specifically declared that he would next Session bring forward a measure on the subject. The noble and learned Lord had undertaken a Herculean task, and he would say, God speed him through it.