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PAUPERISM. pj

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PAUPERISM. pj Mr W. Jones, Glancennen, rose to move that no relief be granted to non-resident paupers unless the v circumstances be exceptional. He said he was glad A to see Mr Bircham present, and would be very pleased to be guided by him in the matter. They were paying every year large sums of moucy to other unions to rolieve or maintain paupers who were non-resident. His great objection to that mode of payment was that they had no means of knowing anything of the cir- cumstances of those people, and whether they got too 1 much or too little relief. Paupers from the agricul- i. tural districts went to live to the works and towns, rir and living there was dearer. It was no doubt their .fI- duty to visit the poor in their own workhouse, and so J it was their duty to visit those in other unions that ( they paid for. Whenever an application was made It." for a non-resident pauper, they had nothing to guide them in deciding what the relief should be. They were simply bound to give the amount asked for. Some might say it would ba rather hard up m a poor man, after having settled down elsewhere, to ba asked to return there ugain. He did not see it would be hard. when a pauper had only been out of the district for a year or two. The exceptional ciicumstances, in his opinion, was when a parent went out of the union to reside with a child. Under such circumstances it would be advantageous to both pauper and ratepayer. Then, in the works' district house rent was higher, and there was little or no garden, but in the country there they might have a cottage and garden attached, where they could raise nearly enough to keep them all through the year.—Mr J. L. Williams asked how mady non-resident paupers there were ?-The-Clerk said the amount paid to non-resident paup?rs exceeded £100 i year,—Mr Bircham Two pounds a week representing about 14 cases, rougly speaking.—Mr D. Davies was proceeding to discuss the question, when the Chairman pointed out the motion had not been seconded.

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