§ SIR CHARLES W. DILKE
asked the President of the Board of Trade, When the accounts of the Metropolitan Gas Companies will be presented?
§ MR. W. H. SMITH
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 provision 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 till the middle of June.