§ MR. HOWARD VINCENT (Sheffield, Central)
asked Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, If the promised Government Bill for the constitution of a Public Trustee is in preparation; and if, having regard to the urgent need in the public interest for the formation of such a self-supporting office, hope may be entertained that it will be assigned a favourable position in the legislative programme for next Session?
§ THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER (Mr. GOSCHEN) (St. George's, Hanover Square)
No, Sir. No such Bill is at present in preparation; and in view of the great body of legislative work before the Government I cannot promise that such a measure will be brought forward next Session. Personally, I am very favourably disposed to the suggestion of the hon. Member, and I do not wish to say anything to discourage his idea. But I can give no pledge on behalf of the Government.