HL Deb 30 April 1840 vol 53 cc1142-3
The Marquess of Normanby

laid on the table a copy of instructions to the Poor-law Commissioners. The noble Marquess said, that in consequence of what had fallen from the noble Duke opposite on a former evening, with reference to a clause in the bill passed last session for amending a portion of the Poor-law Act, he had consulted the law officers on the subject, and they were decidedly of opinion that the 5th section, of the act of last session did not interfere with the 85th section of the Irish Poor-law Act, the restrictive force of which still remained, notwithstanding the act of last session. It was not, therefore, necessary for him to introduce any declaratory bill on the subject.

The Duke of Wellington expressed himself satisfied with the explanation.—