wished to ask the right hon. Gentleman the Chancellor of the Exchequer what course had been taken by the Government for the purpose of ascertaining the frauds in the Custom-house, and whether it were the intention of the Government to lay the information on that subject on the table of the House?
§ The Chancellor of the Exchequer
said, a commission had been actively engaged in the prosecution of inquiries, and there was every prospect that in a short period the result of its investigations would be presented to the House. He thought it right to say, that in case any part of the report should involve materials respecting which prosecutions were pending, he should withhold that part of the report until the prosecutions had been determined.