Poor Law Guardians (Ireland) (Women) Act 1896

Poor Law Guardians (Ireland) (Women) Act 1896
Parliament of the United Kingdom

From the The Public General Statutes (1986),


An Act to enable Women to be elected and act as Poor Law Guardians in Ireland.

[31st March 1896.]

BE it enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

Women to be eligible as poor law guardians1. No person otherwise qualified to be elected and to be a guardian for a poor law union in Ireland, shall be disqualified by sex or marriage for being elected or being such guardian, anything contained in any Act to the contrary notwithstanding.

Short title. This Act may be cited as the Poor Law Guardians (Ireland) (Women) Act, 1896.