§ MR. THOMASE. ELLIS (Merionethshire)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affair whether there exists in the Foreign Office a subject-index of the published Reports from Her Majesty's Diplomatic and Consular Officers abroad on subjects, of commercial and general interest, and on the manufactures, commerce, &c. of 179 the Consular districts; and, if so, whether a copy could be placed in the Library of the House?
§ * SIR J. FERGUSSON
We do not possess such an index; but a very industrious member of the office has been for some time occupied in the preparation of one. It involves a good deal of work, and I cannot anticipate its speedy completion. The hon. Member will see that a List of the Reports on questions of general interest and their subjects is given with each Report that is published.
§ MR. T. E. ELLIS
Can the right hon. Gentleman hold out any hope that the Report will be ready before the beginning of next Session?