HC Deb 10 March 1892 vol 2 cc544-5
MR. HERBERT GARDNER (Essex, Saffron Walden)

I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury when the Report of the Tithe Rent-Charge Redemption Commission, will be presented to the House; whether his attention has been called to the fact that a statement, purporting to be a précis of the Report of the Tithe Commission, has already appeared in the Times and other newspapers; and whether it is according to the practice of Parliament that such communications should be made to the Times or other papers before a Report of a Commission has been presented to Parliament and circulated amongst Members of the House of Commons?


I understand that the Report of the Commission was presented to the House on Monday last, the 7th March, and there is nothing irregular in the circumstance that a summary of the recommendations contained in it has appeared in the Times and other newspapers.