HC Deb 22 November 1888 vol 330 cc1840-1
DR. CAMERON (Glasgow, College)

asked the First Lord of the Treasury, Whether he proposed to proceed to-night with his Notice for the appointment of a Committee to inquire into the question of crofter emigration?

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

, in reply, said, he would be very glad, indeed, if the House would consent to the appointment of the Committee, because it was, of course, desirable that it should commence the inquiry as soon as possible. The discussion must be left till the Vote was reached, so as to enable the Committee to get to work. It would be im- possible to break off to-night's debate in order to afford an opportunity for the discussion which the hon. Member desired.


said, he did not think the Committee should be appointed until some discussion.

MR. HUNTER (Aberdeen, N.)

asked whether, before the right hon. Gentleman asked the House to assent to this Committee, he would lay on the Table the names of the Members who were to compose it?


said, the hon. Gentleman had full opportunity of acquainting himself with the names by communicating with his own Boards.