HL Deb 04 June 1886 vol 306 cc1002-3

House in Committee (according to order).

Clauses 1 to 8, inclusive, agreed to.

Clause 9 (Transfer to Local Government Board of powers of Privy Council under Section 34, as to regulation of dairies, &c.)

THE LORD PRESIDENT OF THE COUNCIL (Earl SPENCER) moved an Amendment framed with a view to prevent any possible conflict between the authorities who would be concerned in the management of dairies and cowsheds.

Amendment agreed to.

LORD BALFOUR moved an Amendment placing under the control of the Secretary for Scotland the administration of the Act, instead of under the control of the Board of Supervision as the Bill proposed.

Amendment moved, In page 5, lines 11 and 12, to leave out ("Board of Supervision for relief of the Poor in Scotland,") and insert ("Secretary for Scotland.")—(The Lord Balfour.)


said, he would bring up an Amendment providing that the orders of the Board of Supervision should only be of effect after being confirmed by the Secretary for Scotland.


said, he objected to the manner in which it was proposed to apply the provisions of the Bill to Scotland. The Local Authorities were to be the Parochial Boards, instead of, as at present, the County Authorities. He considered that the Parochial Board was a wholly unfit authority to intrust with this duty. In the meantime, the regulations were uniform; but under the new administration there would be great difficulty, owing to the increase in the number of authorities, in securing uniformity of regulations, while the administration would be more expensive.


said, the Parochial Board was eminently fitted to discharge the duty it was proposed to intrust to it.


said, he was in favour of the proposal in the Bill.


said, he could assure the noble Lord opposite (Lord Balfour) that any representations on the subject would receive full consideration before the next stage of the Bill.

Amendment (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn.

Clause, as amended, agreed to.

Remaining clauses agreed to.

The Report of the Amendments to be received on Monday next; and Bill to be printed as amended. (No. 149.)