HC Deb 19 February 1891 vol 350 cc1073-4

I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether he can give any indication of the course the Government intend to pursue with regard to the recommendations of the West Highland Commission?


In the absence of my right hon. Friend I will answer the question. I must refer my gallant Friend to the answer given by the First Lord on this subject on the 29th ult., who then stated that until we came to the House for the necessary funds, we were not in a position to furnish any useful information as to the decision of the Government on the West Highland Commission's Report; but, meanwhile, I can assure him that the subject is under our earnest and immediate attention, and, no later than yesterday, my right hon. Friend, the Secretary for Scotland, and myself were engaged in the final consideration of some of the principal recommendations of the Commission.