§ MR. JAMES ROWLANDS (Finsbury, E.)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he can now state whether the Report of the Commissioners of Police of the Metropolis for the year 1888 will be laid upon the Table of the House before 1013 the Vote in Supply for the Metropolitan Police is taken?
§ MR. MATTHEWS
I hope to lay this Report on the Table in the course of a few days, and probably it will be in the hands of Members before the Police Vote is taken; but as to this I can give no definite pledge.
§ MR. J. ROWLANDS
Will the right hon. Gentleman give a few days' notice of the day on which it will be taken?
§ * THE FIRST LORD OF THE TREASURY (Mr. W. H. SMITH,) Strand, Westminster
No, Sir. I am afraid it will not be in my power to do that. The Votes will be taken in order, as they are reached.