§ MR. JOHN BRIGHT
Sir, I wish to ask the right hon. Gentleman the Chancellor of the Exchequer a Question of which I have not given him Notice, but which I daresay he will have no diffi- 399 culty in answering. It is, Whether the names of the Commissioners on Agricultural Distress can now be stated to the House, or whether there is any probability of our knowing the names before the rising of the House? There is great anxiety in the country to obtain information upon this subject.
§ THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER
Sir, the anxiety of the right hon. Gentleman with respect to this subject is fully shared by Her Majesty's Government. There has been a great deal of difficulty experienced in arranging the Commission. It is now nearly completed, and as soon as it is, the names will be submitted to Parliament.