HC Deb 09 April 1867 vol 186 cc1336-7

said, he wished to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, Why the Return ordered on the 16th May 1866, relative to the Metropolitan Board of Works, has not been made; and, if he is able to inform the House when that Return will be laid upon the table of the House?


replied, that he was not able to give any precise information to his hon. Friend as to the cause of the delay, the Metropolitan Board of Works not being under the Treasury. He had, however, made inquiry, and found that the preparation of the Returns had occupied a very considerable time, for which he was not responsible. The Return, however, had been laid on the table that day.