HL Deb 13 May 1897 vol 49 cc322-5

This Act shall commence on the first day of January one thousand eight hundred and ninety-eight.

Clause ordered to stand part of the Bill.

District. Local Rate. Local Jurisdiction. Local Authority.
Towns corporate The borough rate or borough fund Area of borough Town council.
Towns having commissioners appointed by virtue of an Act made in the ninth year of the reign of George the Fourth, intituled: "An Act to make provision for the lighting, cleansing, and watching of cities and towns corporate and market towns in Ireland in certain cases" Any rate leviable by the Commissioners Area of town The commissioners.
Towns having town commissioners under the Towns Improvement (Ireland) Act, 1854 (17 & 18 Vict. c. 103), or under any other local Act Area of town The commissioners.
Townships having commissioners under local Acts Area of township The commissioners.
Places in Ireland not included in the foregoing descriptions The grand jury cess Area of petty sessional district in which the place is situate The petty sessions for the district in which the place is situate.

moved the following Amendment: —

Schedule (England and Wales), to leave out lines 12, 13, 14, and 15, and to insert: —

"Other places. The poor rate.
The poor law union. The board of guardians."
He said that the effect of the Amendment was to substitute the Board of Guardians as the authority for the Borough or District Council. He pointed out that the duties of the District Council were not similar to those imposed by the Bill; and the Home Office and the Local Government Board were both fully agreed that it would be better to intrust the duties to the Boards of Guardians. Those bodies had in the relieving officer a suitable person to make the necessary inquiries; and they would be more in touch with the persons employed for inspecting houses. Further, the Boards of Guardians had already certain duties under the Bill in respect of children in a house certified to be an unfit place for keeping them.

Amendment agreed to.


moved the following Amendment: —Schedule (Ireland), to leave out from the end of line 2 to the end of the schedule, and to insert instead thereof:—

"In all places. The poor rate.
The poor law union. The board of guardians."
He said that it was similar to the Amendment which had just been agreed to, and simply carried out the wishes of the Irish Office.

Amendment agreed to; Schedule ordered to stand part of the Bill.

Bill re-committed to the Standing Committee; and to be printed as amended.—[No. 80.]

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