§ MR. PICTON (Leicester)
I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board if he is aware that there exists in many parts of the country much anxiety to know whether action will be taken by the Government in consequence of the evidence taken and the conclusion arrived at by the late Royal Commission on Market Rights and Tolls; if he is aware that inquiries have been made from Dundee, Carlisle, and other towns having transit tolls or landing dues as to the probable effect of the recommendations of the Commissioners on that subject; and if, in view of the prevalent uncertainty as to the future of market monopolies, he will seek an early opportunity of stating the intentions of the Government?
§ MR. RITCHIE
I have no information as to the inquiries which are referred to in the question, and I cannot give a more definite reply than that given by me to the previous question of the hon. Member. I may, however, state that there is no intention on the part of the Government to propose legislation on this subject during the present Session.