§ DR. CLARK
I do not know whether the President of the Board of Trade can answer the question I desire to ask in reference to the death of the detective who was shot a few days ago 1926 in London while making an arrest? It appears that the family of this officer will derive no benefit from the pension fund, to which the deceased officer had not sufficiently subscribed, and that a public subscription has been started on their behalf. I wish to ask is there no fund from which the family could receive assistance, or is there no alternative between destitution and public charity?
§ MR. CREMER
Before the right hon. Gentleman rises to answer, may I again press on his attention the question I asked just now? I hope, with his usual courtesy, he will at least say if he has any information to give the House.
§ SIR MICHAEL HICKS BEACH
I should have risen if I had had anything to say in answer to the hon. Member's question, but I have no information whatever. An hon. Friend informs me—and I believe it has been so stated in the Press—that the noble Lord in charge of the Bill will endeavour to proceed with it to-day. As to the question put to me by the hon. Member for Caithness, I am afraid I am quite unable to answer it.