§ SIR CHARLES W. DILKE
asked the President of the Local Government Board, When the annual Accounts of the Metropolitan Gas Companies will be presented?
§ SIR CHARLES ADDERLEY
Sir, when the gas companies' accounts have been received, they shall at once be presented. The Metropolis Gas Act, 1860, does not require those companies that are still under its provisions to send in their accounts until two months after their general meeting. It is not probable, therefore, that all these accounts will be received at the Board of Trade until the middle of June.