HC Deb 09 July 1883 vol 281 c786

asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, Whether the Summary of the Agricultural Returns cannot be published earlier than heretofore?


, in reply, said, that every effort would be made to secure the publication of these Returns at the earliest possible date consistent with accuracy and completeness; but he was afraid that he could not hold out any hopes of their being published materially earlier than in previous years—namely, about the middle of August, as all the Schedules from occupiers had not yet been received.