SIR J. DICKSON POYNDER (Wiltshire, Chippenham)
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury if he can state what action the Government intend to take in connection with schemes for London locomotion; whether he will consider the advisability of appointing a Royal Commission to inquire into the question of London locomotion generally, and specially as to the advisability of appointing a body with statutory powers to deal with it; and if so, whether he will, pending the Report of the Commission, defer any action being taken in the matter. I may say that I only ask today particularly with regard to the latter part of my Question. The remaining Portion was replied to yesterday.
§ MR. A. J. BALFOUR
I do not imagine that it would be possible to appoint a body with statutory powers except by Act of Parliament. That would be a rather formidable undertaking, and I should not like to go beyond what I said yesterday in answer to the right hon. Gentleman opposite.†