§ MR. AGG-GARDNER (Cheltenham)
asked the First Lord of the Treasury, If it is the intention of Her Majesty's Government, as stated in The Evening News, to endeavour to restrict by legislative action the increasing importation of foreign paupers into this country; and, if so, how soon a measure dealing with this pressing question will be introduced?
§ MR. PICKERSGILL (Bethnal Green, S.W.)
asked, whether the Government had any information to lead them to 521 suppose that the importation was increasing?
THE FIRST LORD (Mr. W, H. SMITH) (Strand, Westminster)
I must ask the hon. Member to give Notice of the last Question. The question of restricting the importation of foreign paupers is under the consideration of the Government. It is a question of much difficulty; and I am unable to fix a time when it will be possible to legislate upon it.
§ MR. T. M. HEALY (Longford, N.)
Are the Government going to take any steps to prevent the exportation of native paupers to America?
§ [No reply.]