§ GENEEAL SIR GEORGE BALFOUR
asked the Secretary to the Treasury, To 1323 state if the Public Works Loan Board can be called on to show Scotch loans, Welsh loans, and Colonial loans; also to render detailed statements of the separate loans outstanding on the date the new Board was formed, with rates of interest, duration of loan, and annuity to pay off the individual loans; also to show all loans to Harbours under the Passing Tolls, &c. Act, 1861, with details relating thereto?
§ MR. W. H. SMITH
, in reply, said, that a Return of a similar character was moved for in 1871; but he did not think it desirable such Returns should be made too frequently, as it would involve a serious interference with the business of the Office. He therefore hoped the matter would not be pressed. But he would consider, in concert with the hon. and gallant Gentleman, whether those Returns might not be made every 10 years.