§ MR. PICKERSGILL
I beg to ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is now in a position to state definitely when the Treasury Minute respecting Civil Establishments, which was promised on the 26th ultimo to be in the hands of Members in a few days, will be laid upon the Table of the House?
§ MR. GOSCHEN
I will lay the Minute on the Table this evening. When the House is in possession of the Minute, and sees the numerous and complicated questions with which it has been necessary to deal, there will, I think, be no surprise at the delay in its production.