HL Deb 27 March 1885 vol 296 c820

asked, Whether Her Majesty's Government proposed to introduce any measure during this Session respecting industrial and reformatory schools, in consequence of the Report of the Royal Commission of 1883; and, if so, whether it would not be expedient to bring it into this House in the first instance, the Chairman of that Commission being a Member of this House? He thought that this was a subject of the utmost importance, and one which could be best considered in that House, owing to the presence of the Chairman, and also owing to the fact that the time of the other House was fully occupied.


said, he thought that the suggestion made by the noble Earl was a most important one, and he could only wish that he were in a position to make a distinct reply to the Question. He could assure the noble Earl that he, at all events, was the last person to minimize the importance of the Commission over which the noble Earl had presided. The question was under consideration, and a measure was being prepared on the subject; but it was not sufficiently advanced to enable them to state when or where it would be introduced.