HC Deb 19 July 1866 vol 184 cc1069-70

said, he rose to ask, Whether the Royal Coal Commission is authorized to bore for Coal in different parts of Great Britain, and whether it is understood that expenses may be incurred to an unlimited extent without the previous approval of the House of Commons?


said, in reply, that there was no authority to bore for coal in different parts of the country. It was not usual for expenses of this kind to be incurred without application being first made to the Home Office, who, if needful, might place the application before the Treasury.