§ MR. HARVEY LEWIS
said, he would beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether, before moving the Second Reading of the "Metropolitan Police Funds Bill," whereby the local Taxation of the Metropolis for Police purposes is sought to be augmented, he will lay before the House Copy of the Evidence token by, and the Report of the Home Office Committee on, the Metropolitan Police; and, whether he will also, before the Second Reading of the Bill, produce an Estimate of the increased expenditure to be incurred thereunder?
§ MR. LABOUCHERE
said, he would also beg to ask the right hon. Gentleman, Whether he will state the mode in which 954 the Police is to be distributed throughout the different parishes?
§ MR. GATHORNE HARDY
said, in reply, that the increase in the metropolitan police was determined on long before the inquiry instituted at the Home Office took place, and therefore had no relation to it. With regard to the expenditure to be incurred under the Bill, an Estimate had been laid on the table, and would, he hoped, he satisfactory, If the hon. Member for Middlesex would give Notice of his Question, he would make inquiry whether there would be any difficulty on the subject mentioned by him.