HC Deb 24 February 1880 vol 250 cc1295-6

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, If there be any prospect of any portion of the Evidence on Proceedings of what is designated a "Scientific Commission" on Mining Accidents being published before the close of the entire sittings of that body; if not, whether such a course is in harmony with the ordinary proceedings of Commissions of a similar kind?


in reply, said, that this was a matter entirely in the hands of the Commissioners, and he had no power in the matter at all. He was informed by the Chairman of the Commission that the Commissioners did not see that any good purpose would be served by publishing any part of the evidence before the conclusion of their labours; and, in coming to that conclusion, they were not departing from the ordinary course.


gave Notice that, when the Vote for the payment of the expenses of the Commission came before the House in Committee, he should move that the sum of £1,700, set down for the purpose, should not be granted until their Report was published.