§ SIR RICHARD PAGET (Somerset, Wells)
asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Whether the information as to existing methods of taxation of personal property in France, Germany, and the United States, applied for in April last, has been furnished by Her Majesty's Representatives; and, whether he will be good enough to lay such information, when received, upon the Table of the House in the form of separate Returns, dealing solely with the special subject-matter of this inquiry?
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE (Sir JAMES FERGUSSON) (Manchester, N.E.)
The Reports from France and the United States have been received, and are being printed. The Report from Germany is expected in a few days, and it is hoped that the Papers which will be laid upon the Table forthwith will be ready for distribution in about a fortnight.