§ MR. MALCOLM
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury if he will grant a Return showing the annual cost to the country of Royal Commissions and Select Committees respectively appointed since the year 1892.
§ THE PRIME MINISTER AND FIRST LORD OF THE TREASURY (Mr. A. J. BALFOUR, Manchester, E.)
I am having inquiries made with a view to seeing how far it is possible to meet the desire†See (4) Debates, cxv., 1331.480 of the hon. Member, but he will understand that the investigation will entail researches which must occupy no inconsiderable time.