§ MR. WHALLEY
asked the First Commisioner of Works, with reference 37 to the Ordnance Survey, To state the reasons why the progress of this work is stopped at the borders of Montgomeryshire and the staff transferred to Staffordshire; and, what are the claims of Staffordshire to precedence under the circumstances?
§ MR. AYRTON,
in reply, said, he had more than once explained to the House that this Survey was being conducted upon certain principles which were easily understood—namely, that it should first he completed in those parts of the country where industry was most active and where there was the greatest necessity for it. This was the reason why Staffordshire was preferred to Montgomeryshire, Staffordshire being a mining district, where it was of importance that the Survey should be soon finished?