§ The third reading of this Bill having been moved by Lord Redesdale,
§ Lord Brougham moved a clause to the effect, that no person born in England or Wales, and above fourteen years of age, should be removed to Scotland or Ireland, under the operation of this Bill.
§ Lord Redesdale
objected to the insertion of this clause, on the ground that the Bill contemplated only the manner of making the removal, and not the persons to be removed.
said, that by the operation of the Act, as at present framed, the injustice might be committed of forcing an adult of perhaps twenty-five years of age, although born in England, to quit this country, simply because he was a pauper, without having committed any offence, in consequence of a parent of his being of Irish or Scotch extraction.
§ The Lord Chancellor
concurred in the opinion that a grievance might be thus inflicted, but observed, that upon a pauper family being removed (for example) to Ireland, it might be very injudicious to leave a single unprotected individual behind.
§ Bill read a third time and passed.