§ MR. BRADLAUGH (Northampton)
asked the Secretary to the Board of Trade, Whether Mr. Burnett is now attending solely to the collection of labour statistics, or how is he employed; and, whether any labour statistics will be published before the close of the Session?
THE SECRETARY (Baron HENRY DE WORMS) (Liverpool, East Toxteth)
Mr. Burnett has not been solely employed on the collection of labour statistics; but has also been employed on the collection of information connected with labour generally, as was the intention when he was originally appointed. Some statistics and a Report in connection with trades unions have this day been circulated, and a further volume of labour statistics is now in the printer's hands, and will be published with the least possible delay.
§ MR. MUNDELLA (Sheffield, Brightside)
Is it not contemplated that these Labour Reports shall be published at regular intervals?
§ MR. BRADLAUGH
expressed himself dissatisfied with the answer, and said that unless he received a distinct pledge on the subject, he should bring up the matter again on the Appropriation Bill.