HC Deb 05 May 1879 vol 245 cc1715-6

asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether he is now prepared to nomi- nate the Select Committee on the Contagious Diseases Acts?


asked, Whether it is proposed to give powers to the Committee to extend its inquiry with reference to these Acts, so that they may be extended to the principal seaports at present unprotected?


, in reply, said, it was proposed to nominate the Select Committee at once, which would consist of 15 Members, 10 to be chosen in the usual way, and five to be selected by the Committee of Selection. The terms of the Reference would be placed on the Notice Paper in the course of the next day or two. The object was to secure the most impartial tribunal on this somewhat difficult subject. As to the Question put by his hon. Friend the Member for East Cornwall (Mr. J. Tremayne), he was afraid he could not give an answer to it now; but if his hon. Friend would repeat his Question, it should be answered.