§ MR. KIRKMAN HODGSON
asked the First Commissioner of Works, If he can state when the survey of the mineral district of the county of Gloucester will be commenced?
LORD HENRY LENNOX
Sir, the Survey is now being carried on in West Monmouthshire, and when that is completed will be extended to the Forest of Dean. Some parts of Gloucestershire have just been surveyed in connection with the Thames Valley Drainage Commissioners; but I fear I am unable to fix any time when the survey of the mineral districts of Gloucestershire will be completed. Indeed, owing to the limited amount of funds at my command, I fear I cannot promise it will be finished on an early day.