§ MR. CONYBEARE (Cornwall, Camborne)
asked the Secretary to the Treasury, When the Return relating to public servants at present living on retired pay or pensions, promised by the honourable Member for East Wolverhampton (Mr. Henry H. Fowler) in the first Session of 1886, will be laid upon the Table?
§ THE SECRETARY (Mr. JACKSON) (Leeds)
, in reply, said, the Return asked for would, he was informed, cost nearly £300, and he was very unwilling to encourage and expand the very large expenditure on Returns, especially when the information asked for was already contained in Parliamentary Papers, though not in the precise form desired. If the hon. Member would speak to him he should be glad to consider with him if the information he sought could be got in some less costly form.
§ MR. CONYBEARE
observed that what the right hon. Member for East Wolverhampton promised the Secretary now seemed to refuse. However, he would be glad to confer with him.
§ MR. JACKSON
said, the hon. Member was under a misapprehension. What the right hon. Gentleman the Member for East Wolverhampton promised was not a Return so large as that now asked for.