§ SIR WALTER B. BARTTELOT (Sussex, N.W.)
asked the First Lord of the Treasury, Whether he was now in a position to inform the House of the names of the Gentlemen who were about to serve on the Royal Commission under the noble Marquess the Member for Rossendale (the Marquess of Hartington)?
§ THE FIRST LORD (Mr. W. H SMITH) (Strand, Westminster)
I think I have already stated the terms of the Reference to the Commission; but perhaps it would be convenient if I stated them again. They are as follows:—To inquire into the civil and professional administration of the Naval and Military Departments, and the relation of those Departments to each other and to the Treasury; and to report what changes in the existing system would tend to the efficiency and economy of the Public Service.The following are the names of the Gentlemen who will serve on the Com- 1414 mission:—The noble Marquess the Member for Rossendale (the Marquess of Hartington) (Chairman), the noble Lord the Member for South Paddington (Lord Randolph Churchill), the right hon. Gentleman the Member for Stirling Burghs (Mr. Campbell-Bannerman), Lord Revelstoke, Mr. Thomas Henry Ismay (Shipowner, of Liverpool), General Brackenbury, Admiral Sir Frederick William Richards, K.C.B., the hon. Member for the Evesham Division of Worcestershire (Sir Richard Temple), and the First Lord of the Treasury.