§ MR. OSBORNE MORGAN(for Mr. KENYON) (Denbigh, & c.)
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, When the Royal Commission moved for by the noble Lord the Member for South Paddington (Lord Randolph Churchill) will be appointed; and, whether the terms of Reference will be such as to include the method of dealing with the sewage of the Metropolis at present adopted by the Metropolitan Board of Works, and the recommendations of the Royal Commission, presided over by Lord Bramwell, which reported in 1884?
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE (Mr. MATTHEWS) (Birmingham, E.)
The appointment of this Royal Commission is now under consideration. The method of dealing with the sewage of the Metropolis appears to me to be outside the scope of the inquiry, which would, however, embrace any alleged irregularities in the financial transactions connected with the works which have been undertaken by the Board.