HC Deb 25 April 1887 vol 313 cc1797-8
MR. FLOWER (Bedford, Luton)

asked the President of the Local Government Board, When the result of the inquiry into the distress prevailing in "four representative" districts of the Metropolis will be laid upon the Table of the House?

THE PRESIDENT (Mr. RITCHIE) (Tower Hamlets, St. George's)

The enumeration has been completed, and the Returns have been received; but it has been considered necessary to submit the Returns to a very critical course of examination. That is now being done in the Registrar General's Department, and I am afraid it will take some time. I am not able to say what time it will take; but the matter will be pushed forward as quickly as possible.