HC Deb 08 November 1888 vol 330 cc649-50
MR. KELLY (Camberwell, N.)

asked the First Lord of the Treasury, Whether it is intended to give effect, at an early date, to the recommendations contained in the Second Report of the Royal Commission on Civil Service Establishments?

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

The Report of the Royal Commission to which my hon. Friend calls attention was only distributed on the 28th of September last. It consists of no less than 127 paragraphs, many of them containing recommendations of the greatest importance. These recommendations will, of course, receive the most careful consideration of Her Majesty's Government; but, inasmuch as they affect both the Public Business of the country and the interests of large classes of public servants, I am sure that my hon. Friend will agree that proper time must be given for consideration.

MR. HANBURY (Preston)

Will the right hon. Gentleman say whether the Government have considered the First Report, issued nearly a year ago?


We shall take the two together.