HC Deb 17 June 1880 vol 253 cc189-90

asked the First Lord of the Treasury, When it is likely that the Select Committee on the Contagious Diseases Acts will be nominated; and what is the reason of the delay?


Sir, I have been in communication with my right hon. Friend the Member for Halifax (Mr. Stansfeld), who originally moved in the matter, and with my right hon. Friend the Member for Tiverton (Mr. Massey), who was Chairman of the Committee in 1879 and in the last Session of the late Parliament. Some delay has occurred in selecting Members of the Committee to replace those who have not been returned to the present Parliament; but as soon as it is completed the Committee will be nominated, and I will move for its appointment with or without the names on Monday next.