§ The Marquess of Lansdowne
presented a petition from a considerable Poor-law Union in the south of Ireland, praying that considerable changes might be made in the Irish Poor-law. In presenting this petition, he begged he might not be understood as giving any opinion on the subject. He had reason to believe that her Majesty's Ministers had instituted inquiry into the operation of the Poor-laws in Ireland, and he was willing to abide the result of that inquiry.
§ House adjourned.