§ MR. THOMAS ELLIS
asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he will instruct Her Majesty's Representative in Russia to report on the method and value of the statistics and investigations relating to the social condition of the people made by the zemstvos or provincial assemblies of Russia?
§ SIR. J. FERGUSSON
If the hon. Member will refer to Parliamentary Paper, No. 30, (Commons) 1884, page 33, he will find an interesting report on the functions and working of these Provincial and District Councils. There is also a further short report on page 23 No. 11, (Commons) 1885.