§ SIR MICHAEL HICKS-BEACH
asked the President of the Local Government Board, When the digest of Sanitary Law, stated by him in April 1872 to have been "already put in hand," will be circulated among the sanitary authorities; and why there has been so much delay with regard to a work the publication of which was admitted by himself to be extremely desirable, and was promised soon after the passing of the Public Health Act of last Session?
§ MR. STANSFELD,
in reply, said, the digest of Sanitary Law which he stated last April to be in preparation, was completed in the autumn and considered by him before he left town; but it appeared to him to be in a shape more suitable for publication on private account than by a Government Department. Another digest had accordingly been prepared, and was already in type, so that it might speedily be distributed among sanitary authorities.