Mr. ASSHETON CROSS
, in reply, said, that the Government did not in any way underrate either the importance of the evidence given before the Royal Commission, or the clear manner in which the Commission had gone into and reported upon the question. At present, however, he regretted to say he could not do more than give the hon. Member an assurance that the subject would receive the careful consideration of the Government. He could not state whether any immediate legislation would be proposed or not.