HC Deb 06 August 1888 vol 329 c1720
MR. SUMMERS(for Mr. S. SMITH) (Flintshire)

asked the First Lord of the Treasury, Whether, having regard to the long time that the Currency Commission has been sitting, to the great importance of the questions submitted to it, and to the serious financial consequences to India of the continued depression in the exchanges, he will give the House some assurance that the Report will be issued before the House adjourns for the Recess?

MR. F. HARDCASTLE (Lancashire, S.E., Westhoughton)

asked, whether the right hon. Gentleman can hold out any hope that the Report of the Currency Commission will be presented to the House before the Adjournment?

CAPTAIN COTTON (Cheshire, Wirral)

asked, if the right hon. Gentleman is able to give the House any information as to when the Report of the Gold and Silver Commission is likely to be presented; and, whether it may be expected before the close of the Session?

THE FIRST LORD (Mr. W. H. SMITH) (Strand, Westminster)

, in reply, said, he had communicated with the Chairman of the Commission. He had his authority to say that, although a long time had elapsed since the Commission had been appointed, the question being of an extremely intricate character, it was not possible to arrive at an early conclusion. They hoped to be able to report in the course of the next two months.