HC Deb 24 February 1887 vol 311 cc469-70
DR. CAMERON (Glasgow, College)

asked the Secretary to the Board of Trade, Whether the detailed voucher for £179, expended by the Commissioners of Northern Lights on their annual dinner, published at page 200 of the Civil Service Appropriation Accounts, was supplied voluntarily by the Secretary of that Body, or sent in accordance with the requirements of the Board of Trade; and, in the latter case, if he will inform the House why similar detailed vouchers were not required for the £1,300 expended by the Trinity Brethren on "Housekeeping and Entertainments," and the £250 expended by the Commissioners of Irish Lights on "Housekeeping and Annual Dinner?"

THE SECRETARY (Baron HENRY DE WORMS) (Liverpool, East Toxteth)

I cannot, within the limits of a reply to a Question, give the hon. Member a definite answer; but the whole matter will be before the Public Accounts Committee next week.


said he asked what were the requirements of the Board of Trade in the matter? Surely the hon. Gentleman could answer that.


said, he was afraid he could not supplement the answer he had given. He should be obliged to go into a very long explanation, far exceeding the limits of an answer to a Question.