§ MR. HOWORTH (Salford, S.)
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieu-tenant of Ireland, as the Chairman of the Royal Commission on Bi-metallism, If, in view of the great interest taken in the subject by the mercantile community, it would be possible to publish a weekly précis or abstract of the evidence?
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY (Mr. A. J. BALFOUR) (Manchester, E.)
, in reply, said, that to his great regret he was no longer Chairman of the Currency Commission, and the Question should be addressed to his successor, or his Representative in the House of Commons. When, however, an analogous Question came under his notice, when he was Chairman of the Commission, he replied that he felt it to be very unusual and inexpedient to publish evidence in the manner proposed.
§ MR. A. J. BALFOUR
believed that his successor was not yet appointed. The Question had better be addressed to the Chancellor of the Exchequer.