HC Deb 20 June 1872 vol 211 c1987

asked the First Lord of the Treasury, If arrangements cannot be made to expedite the printing of the evidence in the Galway Election case, so that the same may be in the hands of Members early next week?


said, in reply, that the Government had no control over the printing of the House, but, having made inquiry, he was indebted to the authorities of the House for the information of what arrangement could be made. He was afraid it would not entirely meet the desire of his hon. Friend; but he must understand that the evidence would occupy more than 1,000 closely printed folio pages in double columns. Moreover, the shorthand notes from which the manuscript had to be transcribed had, unfortunately, been written on both sides of the paper and without any numbering of the questions. Some patience would, therefore, be requisite; but every effort would be used, and the best course would be to produce the volume in separate sections. A considerable section would be in Members' hands within a week from this time, and would probably be followed at similar intervals by at least two sections more.