§ MR. PICTON (Leicester)
I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board whether he has considered the Report of the Royal Commission on Market Rights and Tolls; and whether it is the intention of the Government to propose any legislation founded on the recommendations of the Commissioners?
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD (Mr. RITCHIE,St. George's) Tower Hamlets,
The Report 1350 of the Royal Commissioners on Market Rights and Tolls was only delivered in the latter end of last week. There are 13 volumes of evidence, &c., in connection with this Report, and all the volumes have not yet been issued. In addition to the Report of the Commissioners, there are five Supplemental Reports in which members of the Commission express their dissent from certain of the recommendations. At present I can only say that the Report will receive the careful consideration of Her Majesty's Government.
§ MR. PICTON
Will the right hon. Gentleman be able to give an answer to the question within two or three months, or in the course of the Session?
§ MR. PICTON
Shall we receive information as to the intentions of the Government during the Session?
§ MR. RITCHIE
I have really not had time yet to investigate the Report, and it is quite impossible to answer the question of the hon. Member.