HC Deb 17 July 1879 vol 248 c630

asked Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, When the House may expect that Her Majesty's Ministers will inform this House of the names of the persons whom Her Majesty will appoint as Commissioners, in accordance with the Address voted by this House on the 5th of this month, recommending that inquiry be made as to the depressed condition of the agricultural interest, and into the causes to which this is attributable; whether these causes are of a temporary or of a permanent character; and how far they have been created by and can be remedied by legislation?


Sir, the Government have been engaged in carefully considering the proper composition of the Commission. This is a matter of considerable importance, and cannot be settled in a hurry. I can safely assure the House and my hon. Friend that no delay will take place in communicating to the House the names of the Commissioners as soon as they have been decided upon.