§ MR. O. V. MORGAN (Battersea)
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether he has received a letter from the Clerk to the Board of Works for the Wandsworth District, advising him that the following Resolution was agreed to, nem. diss., at the last meeting of the Board—namely,That the Government he requested to appoint a Commission to inquire into the past and present system of the Metropolitan Board of Works, in reference to its dealings with surplus or any other lands, and other matters collateral thereto;and, whether he will now consent to the appointment of a Commission?
§ COLONEL HUGHES (Woolwich)
inquired, whether the right hon. Gentleman was aware that the Metropolitan Board had appointed a Commission to investigate matters, and that the proceedings of the Commission would be public?
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE (Mr. MATTHEWS) (Birmingham, E.)
, in reply, said, that the Government had received a Resolution from the Wandsworth District Board of Works on the subject referred to in the Question. He understood that the whole subject was under investigation by a Committee.