§ *SIR CHARLES DILKE (Gloucestershire, Forest of Dean)
I beg to ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the proposed inquiry as to the allocation of business between Departments will include inquiry into the overlapping of official statistics, the want of coordination of statistics, and the possibility of combining improvement with economy, under the direction of the Treasury, the Statistical Department of the Board of Trade, the office of the Registrar-General, or otherwise.
§ MR. ASQUITH
I am not yet in a position to make a statement as to the precise scope of the proposed inquiry, but I will take care that my right hon. friend's suggestion is not overlooked when the matter is being considered.