§ CAPTAIN PIM (for Mr. Grantham)
asked the President of the Local Government Board, If Colonel Ponsonby Cox, who was last autumn appointed to hold an inquiry on the drainage of towns and villages in the Thames Valley, has made his Report; and, if so, whether he has any objection to lay a Copy upon the Table of the House?
§ MR. SCLATER-BOOTH
Sir, the Report of Colonel Cox is upon a subject of unusual importance, and will be of general interest. I shall therefore be happy to lay it on the Table, though, as a general rule, I do not think it desirable to publish the Reports of Local Government Inspectors in that way.