§ MR. A. J. BALFOUR
asked the President of the Local Government Board, Whether he intended to lay before the House the information which he would obtain in answer to the inquiry he was now conducting as to the degree and the extent of the prevailing distress?
§ THE PRESIDENT (Mr. JOSEPH CHAMBERLAIN)
Yes, Sir. The inquiries I am conducting are very extensive. I have addressed Circulars to various local bodies and private individuals; and I have already received, and still receive, a great deal of information on the subject. As soon as this approaches completion I propose to lay Papers on the Table.