HC Deb 18 April 1890 vol 343 cc810-1
MR. PICKARD (York, W.R., Normanton)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will inform the House when the Statistical Abstract of the Mines Inspectors' Reports for the year ending 1889 will be issued; and whether he will hasten the issue of the complete Reports of the Mines Inspectors for 1889, so that they may be in the hands of the Members of this House before the Votes on the Home Office are taken?


The Abstract has been presented to Parliament, and will be ready for distribution in the course of next week. Steps have been taken to forward as much as possible the printing and issuing of the Reports of 1889.

MR. FENWICK (Northumberland, Wansbeck)

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the Reports for 1888 were not issued until the House had risen last year? A promise was given by the right hon. Gentleman that he would use his best efforts to accelerate the presentation of these Reports.


I said that I would do all in my power to press forward the Reports, and I have done so.