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Trading in Children's Lives.

Evidence quite as remarkable' sw any that has yet been forthcoming, wits given recently before the Children's '.Life 1 Insurance Bill Committee by two of her Majesty's ;;judges. Mr Justice Willis, who said he spoke not only for himself but for,, obhef; : judges, said that no one who hadfs|t|ii|^rifinn;jl courts m Lancashire', Yorkshire, Warwickshire, etc, could doubt that there was m the aggregate a considerable and lamentable amount' of neglect and cruelty practised towards children. He had tried very many more cases of this kind into which tho element of insurance did not enter than cases into which the element of insurance did enter. These cases occurred amongst "the rosidum," and there could be no doubt that a great many of them were due to downright wanton cruelty. He had no doubt, after making every allowance which;..justice and charity suggested, that there was a considerable number of children m this country who were starved to death by parents who could prevent it if tliey chose. The percentage of people to whom his remarks applied might be very small; but m the aggregate the number was very large. In cross-examination he *ajd. it would be affectation to doubt that "there was an abundance of parents iv ; this country who would starve their children.for a crown piece." Mr Justice Day confirmed the statements made by Mr Justice Wills

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Trading in Children's Lives., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2542, 13 October 1890

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Trading in Children's Lives. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2542, 13 October 1890

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