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NORTH WALES POOR LAW CONFERENCE.

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NORTH WALES POOR LAW CONFERENCE. .+ OUT-RELIEF V. WORKHOUSE. At Tuesday's sitting, of the North Wales Poor Law Conference at Llangollen, in the absence of Mrs. Keene, U. guardian of the Holy well Union, her paper on 'The Education of the Children of Vagrants,' was read by Mr. P. Harding Roberts. The paper commenced by saying that there was one class, viz., that of vagrants' children, which had hitherto escaped the law which provides for the compulsory education of all other children. There was a special reason why they should turn their attention to the education of this class of children, which was that, the happier and better the life that a. proper education and training gave would tend to cure the wandering, restless, and idle habits of this class, and so reduce their numbers in the future. It had been estimated that there were upwards of 200,000 vagrant children in the country who were totally uneducated, but this did not include the chidren of gipsies, the canal population, or circus people. There must be and ought to be power to proceed against people who systematically neglected to send their children to any school. If the present law was too cumbrous and slow to be applied to' these nimble wanderers, an effort must be made- to obtain a more speedy method of coping with this great difficulty. All the sentimental feeling about parental affection and authority must De swept away when parents, who were not worthy of the name, so wilfully neglected their duty to their children, and the writer could wish that guardians might have the power to obtain these children, and deal with them as they thought best, allowing the parent* to have access to them under certain circum- stances. A discussion followed, and a resolution- was unanimously passed to the effect that l the opinion of the conference the time had arrived when some stringent measures should be adopted authorising the guardians to take the control and future education of the children of vagrants passing through the tramp wards of the workhouses, and that the expenditure in connection therewith should be borne, in so far as it could not be collected froBj r the parents, from the National Exchequer, and | that the Local Government Board be requested to take the steps necessary to attain that object.

PADESW00D BUCKLEY BRICK AND…

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